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post #1 of 5 Old 03-22-2008, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Fish list need input please

55 gal bow front corner tank, 3 bags of eco complete, large piece of drift wood in center of tank, 10 lbs bb sized gravel segregated by strips of acrylic to create swimming area in front center section of tank.

if you see a major problem please let me know

start with the first two types of fish for about two weeks test conditions weekly.
6 cherry barbs
8 harlequin rasbora

then add the tiger barbs and wait and test for two weeks.
8 tiger barbs

then add the zebras wait again.
3 zebra loaches

then the last two
pair of dwarf gourami

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Work in progress what do you think so far:
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-22-2008, 02:20 PM
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Looks good, except that maybe the tiger barbs will nip the gouramis. But you may have a enough barbs to where it won't be a problem. Try it out and see how it goes.
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-22-2008, 03:29 PM
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that list sounds perfect to me. and if the tigers get too nippy you could try adding about 2 more so that they will be busy with their own kind. hope it all works out. sounds like it will be a gorgous tank when it all comes together. :D
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-22-2008, 08:48 PM
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i have two gouramis in a tank with tiger barbs, and they do fine. they mostly pick on eachother and leave the honey and the dwarf gouramis alone.

one thing though- i would add the tigers as the very last fish. they are territorial, and if they are fist, they just might attack new tank mates.

feeding tank mates of tiger barbs can also be tricky, cause they eat in a frenzy, so anyone timid, who might be waiting for food to fall into lower areas of water, will be sorely dissapointed- so feed some sinking or semi-sinking foods as well.

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post #5 of 5 Old 03-23-2008, 07:30 AM
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yeah adding the tigers last might be a better way to do it.
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