The odessa barb is another semi-aggressive barb that tends to be kept better in larger numbers. These fish are plant friendly with tougher plants versus grass-like plants.
They can be mixed with other species of barbs for a colorful, active aquarium!
Other tankmates may include different plecos and loaches.
The denisonii barb is best known for its striking red and patterened tail. Don't underestimate the size of this fish as they can reach up to 5 inches!
Being apart of the barb family, these guys do well in larger groups consisting of 6 or more and go well with a wide variety of smaller cichlids.
Denisonii barbs can even be kept in a planted tank but be sure to give them plenty of swimming room.
Tiger barbs are another popular freshwater fish and a great beginner fish! Best kept in larger groups of six or more, these fish go well with a lot of other semi-aggressive fish.
The tiger barb is a plant-friendly shoaling fish that are quite active and require minimal care.
Check out their close relatives, the albino tiger barb, green tiger barb, and platinum green tiger barb. A small group of each these makes for a colorful and active tank.