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Pantazona barbs/ 5 band barb?


Mikeo
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So I recently went to my local fish store looking for a first fish for my 15 gallon tank and came across these little guys. After so much research and going back and forth I was almost certain I wanted tetras but after seeing these guys I was sold. Is there a reason more people don’t talk about them? They are great little fish! Awesome stripes and school really well together. My 5 year old loves them and from what the guy at the local fish store says they are good community fish.? 

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In my experience some types of barbs are boisterous or nippy and other species are good, peaceful fish for a community setup. @Cory has also highlighted this in several videos. See, for example, this video around the 10:11 mark:

 I have not kept 5 band barbs, though “the internet” seems to suggest they fall into the good community fish group. Maybe someone else has first-hand experience with them?

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I guess that’s what I was looking for there is very mixed messages about these guys! At my local fish store they were in a community tank and did great! I know that tiger barbs and some other bards can be nippy and even aggressive but from everything that I have read and heard from my local fish store the pentazona barbs seem to be the polar opposite. 

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