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post #21 of 38 Old 08-15-2009, 12:04 AM
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Oh, okay. I didn't catch that right then, Byron. Sorry. But I get what you mean now.

Kymmie, that's funny because back when I had 11 rasboras, they owned feeding time. Each one would blast to the top and swipe a flake every couple of seconds. The angelfish would try to get one and he ended up like "What the heck?" because the rasboras would steal what he was about to go for nearly every time.

Byron, that's funny about your ram. Sounds like he loses out. I'm usually pretty busy, but sometimes I'll happen to look over at my tank and then the angelfish will notice I'm looking and swim as fast as he can to the front and stare at me. Sometimes I'll take 5-10 minutes just to sit in my chair and watch the tank. Fish are really relaxing and you can forget about all the stressful things going on in your life for a few minutes.

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post #23 of 38 Old 08-17-2009, 12:44 AM
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Bump. Anybody know if they will go well with 35 tiger barbs?
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post #24 of 38 Old 08-28-2009, 12:48 AM
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Anybody? Am i going to have to spend the money and experiment with them?
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post #25 of 38 Old 08-28-2009, 01:45 AM
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Okay, I'll bite. If I had a 240 gl and a large school of both I'd be inclined to think they'd leave each other alone. Denison barbs are fast speedy fish (hence their other name, torpedo barbs) and are nearly twice the size of the tigers, so I think it would be okay. Anyone else?

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post #26 of 38 Old 08-28-2009, 06:18 AM
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Denison barbs in my neck of the woods are too pricey for me to try such an expieriment. Cherry barbs,now that ,,I would risk. But with the tanks Yipee lists, perhaps the fish could be moved if things didn't work out.
I shudder at the thought of trying to catch either in a 240 gal tank.

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post #27 of 38 Old 08-28-2009, 10:22 AM
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No kidding. To catch either you'd have to break the tank apart, drain the water down to a few inches and have a huge net. Good luck trying to weed out the tigers from the Denisons. It's unreal how fast and how high Denison's can jump. Cherry barbs are a much better idea.

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post #28 of 38 Old 08-28-2009, 04:57 PM
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Thanks guys, and gals. I've been looking through my stocking lists and I knew i was missing something, i just hadn't pinpointed it. One day i remembered about the denison/torpedo barbs. They seem like the perfect fit for what i am after. They seem like, from what i have read, that they will work. The tigers in a pack of 35 should stay amongst themselves pretty well. The denisons are peaceful enough to not disturb anybody, but quick enough to stay away and hold their own if needed. At least, from what i have read. I plan on taking the plunge and giving it a try. The denisons seem like exactly what i was missing. With them in the stocking list, everything seems complete. As always, i will have a backup tank and more than willing to rehome if needed. And yes, catching anything with speed and agility will be quite the handful in a 240 gallon tank, but it's part of the experience. 8)
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post #29 of 38 Old 08-28-2009, 11:56 PM
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Make sure to post pics! There's nothing I enjoy more than a large school of Denison's cruising in school. They are incredibly peaceful, I can personally vouch for that. Looking forward to seeing your tank fully stocked. Good times!

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post #30 of 38 Old 08-29-2009, 02:29 AM
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I'm just looking forward to having the tank set up the way i want it. I have a long ways to go.

What size shoal should i get?
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