Barbs for Aquariums
Barbs are a semi aggressive fish, but they will typically leave most other fish in a community aquarium alone. They do have a habit of chasing down and nipping at the tails of slower fish, but keeping them well fed will deter this behavior. Keeping them in a school of their own kind will also deter aggression. Tiger barbs are the most common variant of this fish, but there are other barbs which are smaller and have a very different body shape such as the cherry barb. These fish are omnivores, and will typically eat any fish food they are offered.