For, example, these fishes shouldn’t be in one tank with barb: freshwater angelfish, betta, goldfish, congo tetra, dwarf gourami. What causes tiger barb mouth fungus disease? My tiger barbs just started doing this a couple of days ago. Avoid pairing tiger barbs with fish that have large fins or tails and those that are slow swimmers, such as … So, you need a few desirable qualities in the fish you’re looking at. Tiger barbs are aggressive fish and are very notorious fin nippers! The bacterium Flavobacterium columnare is behind the mouth fungus disease. Hey, I added my 5 tiger barbs in my 20 gallon planted tank yesterday, after removing my corydoras in fear because I've had them for almost 2 years because the barbs began harassing them, the tiger barbs now have the tank to themselves. They are fairly hardy and can tolerate some fin damage, as long as they have a reasonable school to spread to pain. In addition to that, the tiger barbs fight most of the time while trying to establish a pecking order. Discussion Starter • #1 • Feb 14, 2009. So, to keep slow and long finned fish as tiger barb tank mate isn’t a good idea. they are nipping at the fins and one looks like it broke its jaw. Tiger Barbs are notorious fin nippers. Tiger Barbs are fast in addition to being aggressive so that they can catch most fish. I have never seen this behavior among them before. it is the smaller one of the two. 213 Posts . !..ive been monitoring the ammonia, nitrates and nitrites vigourously for the past week, my ammonia levels are a little high its been testing mostly 0.25 and twice at … Males may appear to be aggressive, since they fight with each other, but these fights never end up with the death. May 3, 2019. Tiger Barbs will reach 2-3 inches, and are fairly tall and broad, and rubies are the same. An 18x12x12 is 11 gallons (calculator in the top left). The absolute worst for their size in my opinion. Pecking order is a common term used to describe the hierarchical system of any social organization especially among different species of fish. I bought 4 Tiger barbs in both pairs.Now one of my tiger barb with a beautiful red face MALE is fighting with all other tiger barbs.My all other 3 tiger barbs are hidding in the corner of the tank.I have rocks in one side of tank.My redface MALE doesn't allow those three tiger barbs near to that rocky area of the tank.If any one comes near the rocks he will chase … Ever since I fed them the frozen brine shrimp thismorning they've been at eachother, constantly chasing eachother … Tiger Barbs feed at the surface and will fight any weaker fish to make sure they get all of the food. Two of my tiger barbs just starting moving in circles together in what looks like a big long lip lock. 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