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post #1 of 6 Old 01-15-2011, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Barbs & Rainbow Fish??

Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone has mixed barbs with rainbows? I have moved all my swordtails to another tank and have a 26 G Currently with 10 Barbs (5Cherry,5Golden) and 1 Roundtail Female Betta..

The tank is fully planted with alot of floating cover... I was wondering if i added a school of dwarf neon rainbow fish would barbs pick on them, even tho they are cyprinids aswell? my barbs fin nipped the swordtails alot and stressed them out.. I hope it wont happen if i add rainbows..? lol
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-16-2011, 09:59 AM
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I think your grouping is at the minimum to keep aggression down. I would probably recommend adding another pair cherrys and gold rather than introducing a new fish to the tank, considering its size.

  • 55 Gal x2, 30 Gal, 20 Gal, 20 Long, 10 Gal x 3, 2.5 Gal, 1 Gal
  • 4 Beta's, 3 Pleco's, 4 Convicts, 4 Fire Belly Toads, 4 Serpe Tetras, 3 Angel Fish, 5 Tiger Barbs, 2 Rosey Barbs, 2 Cherry Barbs, 2 Odessa Barbs, 2 YoYo Loaches, 3 Ottos, 2 Yellow Labs, 2 Snails, 1 Black Tiger Barb, 1 Pictus Cat, 1 Balla Shark, 1 Rainbow Shark, 1 Ghost Shrimp, 1 Oscar, 2 Chinease Algea Eater,2 Tadpoles
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-16-2011, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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You know I was thinking the same right after I posted... Lol It was just a thought :P
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-16-2011, 01:18 PM
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I was thinking about this some more, and because it is heavily planted, you might be able to get away with adding 1 or 2 more of each barb, and possibly another 5 fish that would be mostly bottom dwelling fish, as long as they were peaceful, and appropriate for your tank size. Something to look into I suppose. We should see what others have to say. It would sure make your tank look better I think.

  • 55 Gal x2, 30 Gal, 20 Gal, 20 Long, 10 Gal x 3, 2.5 Gal, 1 Gal
  • 4 Beta's, 3 Pleco's, 4 Convicts, 4 Fire Belly Toads, 4 Serpe Tetras, 3 Angel Fish, 5 Tiger Barbs, 2 Rosey Barbs, 2 Cherry Barbs, 2 Odessa Barbs, 2 YoYo Loaches, 3 Ottos, 2 Yellow Labs, 2 Snails, 1 Black Tiger Barb, 1 Pictus Cat, 1 Balla Shark, 1 Rainbow Shark, 1 Ghost Shrimp, 1 Oscar, 2 Chinease Algea Eater,2 Tadpoles
  • 4 Ferrets,3 Gerbils, 2 Cats, 1 Dog
  • 1 Child, 1 Girlfriend
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Forsure, I have never tryed a bottem dweller.. Something to research my friend :) I like Corys and loachs :) only thing is i have laterite in my substrate? Ghostshrimps have died from the trace elements of metals im pretty sure
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-16-2011, 09:01 PM
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Me too. Be careful with loaches though as most need at least a 55g tank. I have 5 YoYo;s in one of my 55's I love them. I have a 20g I am setting up now, right now just have 5 neon tetras in it, but I will be getting 5 panda corys and I am going to try real hard to get a Bolivian ram

  • 55 Gal x2, 30 Gal, 20 Gal, 20 Long, 10 Gal x 3, 2.5 Gal, 1 Gal
  • 4 Beta's, 3 Pleco's, 4 Convicts, 4 Fire Belly Toads, 4 Serpe Tetras, 3 Angel Fish, 5 Tiger Barbs, 2 Rosey Barbs, 2 Cherry Barbs, 2 Odessa Barbs, 2 YoYo Loaches, 3 Ottos, 2 Yellow Labs, 2 Snails, 1 Black Tiger Barb, 1 Pictus Cat, 1 Balla Shark, 1 Rainbow Shark, 1 Ghost Shrimp, 1 Oscar, 2 Chinease Algea Eater,2 Tadpoles
  • 4 Ferrets,3 Gerbils, 2 Cats, 1 Dog
  • 1 Child, 1 Girlfriend
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