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post #21 of 32 Old 01-09-2010, 10:28 AM
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In a 55, you could do BOTH cherry and golds. Or you could do rosy barbs - tank is big enough.

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post #22 of 32 Old 01-09-2010, 10:34 AM
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What about clown barbs Angel? I think they are rather good looking barb, for which I'm not a big fan of.

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post #23 of 32 Old 01-09-2010, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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In a 55, you could do BOTH cherry and golds.
that's the 2 i'm torn between right now....so you say when torn, just get both

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What about clown barbs Angel? I think they are rather good looking barb, for which I'm not a big fan of.
*googel pictures real quick* dang these are nice too, couldn't say I seen them before (but I also never had the water for them guys) thou they're more on the bigger end of the Barb family aren't they?
I'd not know if I could get these, the cherry, golds and tiger barbs where on the list my LFS can order me...

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post #24 of 32 Old 01-09-2010, 12:03 PM
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The clown barbs get to about 4 inches. I've seen them at that fish place before in person. Puntius everetti "Clown Barb" | Barbs | Freshwater Fish | Aquarium Livestock - ThatPetPlace.com

It says six inches for their specs, but I've read they stay about four inches everywhere else.

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post #25 of 32 Old 01-09-2010, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Well there's a LOT variable info out there on just about ANY fish. The size they reach in nature vs size they reach in tanks is more often then not 2 different things

I just wished I could make a decision by now But I just never had Barbs myself before (half the reason I wanna get them lol) and I just don't wanna get the "wrong" one know what I mean....

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post #26 of 32 Old 01-09-2010, 12:43 PM
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I definitely understand. I'm just as picky as well. You wanna make sure the decisions you make are worth while. I mean I absolutely love bottom feeders and that's why I feel comfortable buying them. When it comes to new species, I'm worried.

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post #27 of 32 Old 01-09-2010, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Well like the Corys, I know them (most of them) so I'm very comfi making my pick there...but Barbs not having had them.....complicated matter....and I don't wanna wind up regretting it or having a hassle-tank set up there...I just want for people (and fish) around me to live in a happy world with less hassle

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post #28 of 32 Old 01-12-2010, 11:17 PM
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Both gold and cherry barbs will make excellent community fish. I wouldn't keep the golds with the pearls and GBRs if they were at all nippy. And the cherries are just wonderful peaceful fish. You really can't go wrong with either (or both ).

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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post #29 of 32 Old 01-13-2010, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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You know me being torn between the 2...this answer doesn't help LOL....I think I'm gonna start with the Cherry and go from there; have Cherry, Kissings, Cory and then see who else may fit in the 55g....

Now if only I could figure out which group size for the Cherry....ahhhhh

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post #30 of 32 Old 01-13-2010, 05:05 PM
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They work well in the 1 male to 2 females ratio and this really starts to show itself once you have six fish, as the two males will compete for the attention of the females. Really fun to watch, and the colors are fantastic.

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