Can tiger barbs live with mollies?

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Tiger Barbs and Molly Fish – Can They Coexist in the Same Tank? Tiger barbs are known for their aggressiveness towards other tankmates, but they do well with less aggressive species. If you want to give these two types of freshwater fish a try together then it’s best that both parties have similar temperaments so there won’t be any issues between them later on down the road after becoming accustomed to each others presence.

Different types of fish can live in the same aquarium if certain conditions are met. For example, you might be wondering how to keep molly and tiger barbs together? I encourage that before reading this article about compatibility between these two different kinds of cichlids (a type commonly found throughout South American rivers), check out our tips below!

Molly Fish and Tiger Barbs – How to Keep in the Same Fish Tank?

If you want to keep your tiger barbs and mollies happy, make sure they have enough space. The water should be at least 18 degrees celsius ( 64 Fahrenheit) for this type of fish; if it’s too cold or hot then the individual may die before growing large enough which could lead into aggressive behavior in these species when grown up since there wouldn’t really room allowance them much like what happens with other types that live longer lives due having larger sizes from birth.

1.  Choose Short-Finned Mollies Over Long-Finned Ones

One of the reasons why tiger barbs are known for being aggressive is because they have an irresistible urge to nip at long fins. This makes it very difficult when housing them alongside other fish that possess similar traits, such as molly types with similar appetites or curiosity in their environment which could lead them into biting off more than they can chew by targeting innocent prey items like shiny objects on display around your home aquarium tank!
Therefore if you want safely house these curious creatures then opt instead opting out having Sailfin varieties-the short blade style will ensure safety from any wounds caused during playtime attacks.

2.  Pick the Right Tank Size

Tiger barbs are one of the most popular freshwater fish, but it’s important not to forget about their aggressive tendencies when kept in groups. These small predators typically average between 2-3 inches and require plenty space; if you don’t have enough room for all your pets then consider adding some more aquarium goodies!

If you want to keep these fish in your aquarium, make sure that both the size and stocking requirements are met. A 20-gallon+ tank is an excellent option for them!
The best way would be getting one bigger or cutting down on how many pets there can actually go through with it all while observing their needs carefully so they don’t feel lonely.

3.  Pick the Right Number of Fish

Tiger barb fish are popular for their color, fighting ability and dietary versatility. If you want one that is less likely to fight with other tanks inhabitants or be aggressive towards humans then it’s important keep them in groups of 6-10 individuals when possible!

If you overstock your aquarium, it will be Hard to maintain a healthy balance of all the fish in there. This is because they’ll compete with one another for food and space which leads them into fights as well! Not only that but too many mouths means an accumulation on waste , not good if we want clean water at this rate…
The right number can mean different things depending how big/small our tanks are; however I recommend no more than 6-10 small bio inappropriate species (like gouramis) plus 3 large ones such 1 male lionhead auctionbuster per setup .

4.  Make Sure Water Parameters are Optimal for Both

It goes without saying that if you want your fish to be happy then the water they are living in should match their needs. Tiger Barbs, like most types of barbs enjoy a temperature range from 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit while mollies require 75 -80 F for optimum health and growth; however this isn’t always possible with outdoor plumbing so it’s best we find “sweet spots” near these temperatures where both types can live together peacefully!
Their pH requirements also fall within similar boundaries: 6+/-1 points difference between them at 7 or less on either side.

Keep your fish happy and healthy with a heater!
My favorite thing to do is buy an aquarium, fill it up with water (using distilled or rainwater if possible), then install one of these bad boys on top. It’ll help keep the temperature stable so they don’t fry themselves when swimming around looking at all those algae covered rocks below them- not that I would know anything about this sinceI’m super immunized from illness after years spent living near rivers run by pollution factories but whatever floats your boat as long as its warm enough…

5.  Do Frequent Water Changes

Water changes are crucial in any aquarium, but when you add mollies to the mix it becomes even more important. The high bio-load of these fish requires frequent dousing with fresh water to keep them happy and healthy and that means changing out their oldwater too! Change about 50% every week or two weeks depending on how often they’reOpenly sharing space without filtering anything at all? You need an additional level

6.  Population Control

Tiger barbs are a rare fish that only lays eggs. They can be difficult to raise, but the process isn’t too bad if you have enough space for them in your tank.
Most people would agree it’s not worth worrying about population control when breeding these creatures since they’re unlikely ever going into community aquariums anyhow!

Mollies are unique in that they can be both fertilized and give birth at any time. As such, you will need to take care not only about the number of males but also females if you plan on housing them with other types of aquarium fish or even decorations like live plants! The best way is limit one male per three female molly occupants so there isn’t excessive competition for resources and don’t forget these ladies should have enough space too; a standard 20-gallon tank provides just under 1 inch (3cm) per foot lengthwise.

Nowadays it’s not a good idea to keep males and females together because they can fertilize each other’s eggs. This means if you have both male molly fish in your tank, then those sperm will be used up before being stored for later use by female ones- so instead of wasting precious resources on having more than one gender please just get rid all together!

7.  Feeding

These fish are omnivores, so they’ll eat anything you put in front of them. I recommend setting up a feeding schedule and giving your new friends some variety – offering both meaty foods like vegetables or other types for added nutrients! Avoiding overfeeding can help ensure their health stays strong too; if he does get full quickly then just remove what’s left on his plate before him (or add more!).

Overfeeding your fish is not only unhealthy but also bad for the environment. The small amount they can eat in just minutes will keep them safe and sound without overdoing it, which means you don’t have to worry about foul water or any other kind of hazard related with too much food!


When keeping molly fish with tiger barbs, it is important to remember that they are not 100% compatible. This means you will have some considerations in order for them both stay healthy and happy while living together as part of your community tank setup! Keep an eye out on these guidelines so no problems arise:
-Mollies need lots of hiding places or caves around their environment because this makes males feel more secure about himself since he has less space allotted per individual compared say if he had been raised alone without any competitors from other species’ females- so provide plenty.

Coexisting with fish can be easy if you meet their requirements and provide them the right conditions for coexistence. However, aggression may occur in some cases so it’s important to remove aggressive or separate injured animals from this type of situation as quickly as possible before permanent damage is done!

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