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post #1 of 5 Old 06-04-2013, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Can I add more fish?

I'm thinking of adding a small shoal (5) of Cherry Barbs to my tank.

65 Gallon (36"L x 24"H x 18"W); Planted
Nitrate 0 Nitrite 0 NH3 0

2 angels (50 cent piece size)
5 otos
3 corys
4 platys
5 silvertip tetras
7 serpae tetras
3 dwarf gouramis

Will that overcrowd my tank?

I have a mystery snail, a ramshorn snail and a few pond snails as well
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-04-2013, 10:15 PM
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I think you can add more fish, but instead if a new species I would recommend adding some more cories or maybe silver tip tetras. Just to boost their schools.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-04-2013, 10:29 PM
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The cories would do great with more numbers.
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-Kristen's tanks:

14g Tall:
Planted, eco-complete, Red Cherry Shrimp

16g Aqueon Bowfront:
Planted, eco-complete, 8 Ember tetras, 7 Green neon tetras, 6 Harlequin Rasboras

36 Aqueon Bowfront: Planted, sand, 10 Julii cories, 8 Zebra Danios
7 Cherry Barbs, Asst snails & Ghost shrimp
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-04-2013, 10:58 PM
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I think you can add more fish, but instead if a new species I would recommend adding some more cories or maybe silver tip tetras. Just to boost their schools.
Yes - and then get another tank so you can have your barbs too (total Multiple Tank Syndrome enabler here, lol)
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-05-2013, 07:12 AM
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Ditto

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Total years fish keeping experience: 7 months, can't start counting in years for a while yet.

The shotgun approach to a planted tank with an LED fixture

Small scale nitrogen cycle with a jar, water and fish food; no substrate, filter etc
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