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post #1 of 12 Old 09-01-2007, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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how many can i put?

Just finally getting my 55 gallon tank up and going. I currently only have 6 tiger barbs in it but Im wondering about how many tiger barbs and clown loaches can fit comfortably in my 55 gallon. It has alot of hiding spots and fake plants but no real plants.
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post #2 of 12 Old 09-01-2007, 05:52 PM
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No clown loaches in that size of tank. A shoal of tiger barbs would be nice. I'g go for 8-10 if it were me.
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post #3 of 12 Old 09-01-2007, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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how come no clown loaches???
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post #4 of 12 Old 09-01-2007, 05:56 PM
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They get HUGE! On top of that they need to be in a group of at least 6 making it even less possible to have them in a 55g tank.
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post #5 of 12 Old 09-01-2007, 05:57 PM
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clown loaches grow up to a foot, and they love lots of room to move! if you bought 6 clown loaches and they all grew a foot i would be you would have tails flaping out of the top of your tank!

if you do some research there are similar small loaches that might work

I personally am thinking about some kuhlis.
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post #6 of 12 Old 09-01-2007, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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lol wow thought i did my research but up to a foot yah i missed that hmm damn they looked so cool. what about corydoras? or something like that.
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post #7 of 12 Old 09-01-2007, 06:02 PM
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Aha! Now we're talking!

Personally I love cories and they are a great community fish. I would anticipate them doing jsut fine in your tank. They like to be in groups, as the loaches, so get 6 or more of the same speices and they will be a very happy, fun fish to watch.
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post #8 of 12 Old 09-01-2007, 06:28 PM
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hi
i would echo Julie about the corys,
and she would be a lot of help to you on that subject. :D

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #9 of 12 Old 09-01-2007, 07:13 PM
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I would do 18 tiger barbs 6 reg,6 albino,6 green. and ya i would do about 8-10 cory's or 6 corys and 6 silver hatchets/marble hatchets. would look nice. this is what i am going to do in my 55 when i get it fixed.

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post #10 of 12 Old 09-01-2007, 07:27 PM
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I would do 18 tiger barbs 6 reg,6 albino,6 green. and ya i would do about 8-10 cory's or 6 corys and 6 silver hatchets/marble hatchets. would look nice. this is what i am going to do in my 55 when i get it fixed.
This mix of barbs would work as well. I only said 8-10 cause I assumed you might want other fish in there as well. If you wnated to go down this route I think bullseye is right and a mix would be beautiful.
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