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Decisions... decisions...!
Old 11-24-2010, 12:19 PM   #1
 
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Decisions... decisions...!

So I have an opportunity to add some fish to my tank today... like in the next 2-3 hours. I currently have:

1 female kribensis
6 tiger barbs
10 cardinals

My options of fish to add are one of:

6 odessa barbs;
3-4 corydoras julii

I'm rather stumped. At first I wanted to add one male Kribensis but I am scared of what it would do to my tank if the pair decides to mate and breed. Not only would I end up with way more fish than I want but the kribs may start chasing everything in sight.

Tank is a 32G, planted.

Any thoughts?
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:19 PM   #2
 
I'd go with the cories, but maybe more like 5 of them, as they prefer to be in groups. How are your Tigers doing with the Cardinals? I tried Cardinals with my Odessa's with some very poor results.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
 
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The tiger barbs were the very first group of fish i added to the tank over a year ago and they were in a large enough group back then that they left the other fish mostly alone. I then added the female kribensis and when the barbs started trying to nip at her... she showed them who was the boss around! :) It's been a relatively peaceful tank since.
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Old 11-24-2010, 11:07 PM   #4
 
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I'd go with the cories, but maybe more like 5 of them, as they prefer to be in groups. How are your Tigers doing with the Cardinals? I tried Cardinals with my Odessa's with some very poor results.
I agree, if it were my tank (and it's not!) I'd do five cories.
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:46 AM   #5
 
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+ one for the cory's. If source of fish can be trusted, fine. Otherwise Quarantine the cory's.
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:30 PM   #6
 
+1 for the cories.
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