I have been following that thread and talking to a few other members. The original poster has a 5 inch (last i talked to them) ctenopoma acutirostre housed with two different types of cories and hasn't had any problems and suggests that they are fine to be housed together. Another member says that they will live peacefully with tiger barbs. I cannot comment on how big their ctenopoma acutirostre is, I am still trying to find that out as it could make a huge difference. I would really like to make this work as i think it would make a beautiful tank. I appreciate your concern and really like hearing everyones personal opinion. I like to be able to compare ideas and find the best possible outcome. I want to at least try it out. I will wait to hear the answer about the ctenopoma acutirostre and barb combination in the thread above. If the ctenopoma acutirostre is grown or almost fully grown and is housed with barbs and no problems i will give it a try. I am planning on adding the ctenopoma acutirostre second to last, only before the RTBS. He will be small enough compaired to the full grown barbs and cories that they should be safe for a while. I will keep a close eye on them and if i see the slightest problems start to arise as they grow i will seperate them immediately. I have enough tanks i can keep them away from each other if/when the time arises. Do you have any other concerns that would be benificial? Any heads up on what to watch for in advance is a bonus.
On the RTBS, the way i have it planned out i can easily have a divider area in the tank. If this is the case (anyone else agree you could keep two RTBS in one 6ft tank?) i will start out with two small RTBS added last and see if they can be housed peacefully. Again, if problems arise i will move them.