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post #1 of 5 Old 07-18-2008, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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angel fish with 7 green tiger barbs ok??

I really want to add an angel fish or 2 to my 55 gallon but i have heard that the green tiger barbs are very nippy, the last thing i want is to see my fish stressed or be injured. the guy at the fish store said they shouldnt be so bad because there are 7 of them? what should i do? i also have a bala shark and a geophagus in there.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-18-2008, 01:02 PM
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Yes, they aren't as nippy in a bigger group, but I wouldn't risk it. They could cause a lot of damage to your angel and fast!

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-18-2008, 07:04 PM
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I'm sorry, but this question really has my blood boiling. The advice from your pet shop is ridiculous at best. Absolutely NO you can not add an Angel to this tank.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-18-2008, 07:28 PM
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I'm sorry, but this question really has my blood boiling. The advice from your pet shop is ridiculous at best. Absolutely NO you can not add an Angel to this tank.
I agree.

Bala sharks will eventually outgrow the tank growing to 12 inches and more. These are also too active for the likes of the angelfish. If I were you, try harlequin rasboras or diamond tetras as a replacement. What species is the geo?

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-19-2008, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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ive had my community tank going for quite some time now and i would really like to get some fish that will get a little bigger and some fish that are a little more aggressive thats why i had thought an angel would be nice, but now i know better. what else would you suggest?
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