01-24-2014, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by jaysee
I would not do that at all.
I don't think the tank is anywhere near large enough for 5 fish that will grow to 6 inches long. Too, tiger barbs really should be in as large of a school as possible. Small groups have a tendency of breaking down, leading to bullied and killed fish. In my opinion you should be looking at at least 10. As long as you're talking about a bristle nose or rubber lip pleco, or any other pleco up to 6 inches, that's fine for your tank. Any larger than that and you'll want a larger tank.
Like I said, I think you should be looking for a 4 foot tank.
I hear ya...
Thanks for the frank comments. I appreciate it.
As of now, the 36 gallon is what we have. It's acrylic, on a sweet looking built-in black stand & top, and wasn't a cheap set up. We really like the size for where we are living right now. In the future, a bigger tank is definitely something we will get.
So if you guys don't mind humoring me a bit more.....
Is this what we're looking at?:
(the placo stays)
a) a group of at least 10 tiger barbs and that would be pretty much it.
b) my firemouth with maybe 2 other firemouths and that's it or I can also add: _________.
c) get over the firemouth already and if you like cichlids this is what you should have in your measly lame little 36 gallon tank and you'll take this advice and like it:____________.
d) get a cat.