05-17-2012, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Jayy
This was my orig stock 9 Black ruby barbs, 11 Rummy nose tetras, 1 Pearl Gourami, 6 Panda cories, 6 Harlequin rasboras, 10 Ghost shrimp, and 1 Zebra snail, but I changed the Barbs. I already plan to keep an gourami. No to the livebears, but water's too soft.
Yes, removing the barb from this combo is best. The species in the Rosy clade of Hyphessobrycon do well with those you now have, and several will add some nice red/mauve colouration. Bleeding Heart Tetra (the largest of these), Roberts tetra or Rosy Tetra. These three should be fine with the others and esp gourami, as they are not known as fin nippers though one member did have BH nip angels so be cautious.