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Old 09-20-2011, 12:27 PM   #11
 
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I wouldnot use blasting sand, it is sharp endged. Playsand will work fine. Oscars shouldnot be kept with other fish. Tinfoil need a 7-foot 200g tank, a group of 6, they attain 14 inches and need swimming space.
i am talking about the red fin version of the barb they are full grown at 8" Red-tailed Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus altus) - Seriously Fish

the only reason i was leaning towards blasting over play is because i wanted a black substrate and i think it will be fine being sharp edged seeing as plecos and bichirs are both armor coated

also from what ive seen, oscars are kinda really passive not really a bully as long as it wont fit in their mouth they leave it alone,.. my gf loves the look of blood red parrots(i find them ugly) so i kinda have to get them, and ive always loved oscars had one in my 55 for a year and a half then i donated him to a friend with a bigger tank (90 gal) who never done a water change and he died to hole in the head just 2 months after i gave em away :(
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:07 PM   #12
 
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i am talking about the red fin version of the barb they are full grown at 8" Red-tailed Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus altus) - Seriously Fish

the only reason i was leaning towards blasting over play is because i wanted a black substrate and i think it will be fine being sharp edged seeing as plecos and bichirs are both armor coated

also from what ive seen, oscars are kinda really passive not really a bully as long as it wont fit in their mouth they leave it alone,.. my gf loves the look of blood red parrots(i find them ugly) so i kinda have to get them, and ive always loved oscars had one in my 55 for a year and a half then i donated him to a friend with a bigger tank (90 gal) who never done a water change and he died to hole in the head just 2 months after i gave em away :(
Both species of barb are in our profiles; for B. altus it also says 8 inches.

All loricarids have a soft underbelly and will scrape themselves on sharp edges. Plus cichlids tend to "chew" the substrate.
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