Barbs

Barbs are very active, hardy and colorful lower level tank fish. These fish are very social and should always be kept in groups of at least 5. Since these fish are so lively, it is advised that they aren't kept with slow moving long tailed fish that spend time at the bottom of the tank. Their constant moving can cause stress to those fish. They enjoy having a lot of hiding spots, so the tank should be full of plants and ornaments.