02-20-2007, 09:32 PM
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Re: Tin Foil Barbs
Originally Posted by chuck
I have a 55 gal with 6 angels, 7 neons, 5 silver dollars, 3 cherry barbs, 4 guppies and 4 zebras. I would like to add 5 or 6 small (2inch) tin foil barbs. I know they will get big, but if I feed them staple food only, will they get along and not grow so fast or am I asking for trouble. Right now everybody gets along fine.
Your tank is overstocked.:) Silver dollars can reach 8 inches and will eat your neons and guppies in no time.
That includes silver dollars. Any plants will become their salad bar with the exception of Javan ferns.
Originally Posted by tophat665
Yes, you'll have a problem. If the tinfoils were all you had in the tank, then that would be about right. Also, if you have real plants in the tank, then the tinfoils would put a swift and messy end to them too.