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|New 55 gallon|
I have a new 55 gallon freshwater set up and wanting some ideas... I have 4 tiger barbs in it now and I'm going to add 3 more. I am wanting a redtail shark, a small school of silver dollars, and a few pictus catfish. Was also wondering if I could possibly keep 1 or 2 Electric Blue Acaras with some or all of these other fish. Thoughts and opinions? Thanks
|Posted 25-Aug-2015 02:02|
I'll recommend my current favorite, the albino cory. Not sure about the mix though.
|Posted 03-Sep-2015 02:50|
In my experience, tiger barbs are hard to pair with cichlids. Both have a tendency to be a bit aggressive, especially the cichlids. I'd suggest looking for another centerpiece fish to add to the mix that wont have long fins but will have a temperament to put up with the barbs without being too aggressive to anything else. Your two schooling fish also have a tendency of getting relatively big for a tank that size.
Santa Monica is spot on with the cories though. They are great in a planted tank with barbs! I used to have a school of tiger barbs (about 8), with a school of neon tetras (about 6-10 depending on the time) and a school of about 6 peppered cories. A kissing Gourami or other short finned medium temperment fish would really fill out your tank the rest of the way depending on what you're going for.
Best of luck!
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|Posted 04-Jan-2016 03:20|
I learned the hard way about the aggressiveness of cichlids
|Posted 27-Jan-2016 20:44|
I love Cichlids. I didn't know they were aggressive towards Tiger Barbs.
- C. Smith
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|Posted 17-Sep-2016 23:38|
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