Originally Posted by Calmwaters
Thanks Byron The aggression is something I was worried about with adding them to the 44 so I will not got that route. What if I move the neons (both kind) and the barbs to a 20 gallon long I have move the blue rams that are in there to the 55 with small Angels? If I did this would it be ok to add two more golden barbs to the 20? The gourami I could rehome if that would be best. Or like you said I could just add 5 small angels to 55 as it is and if problems occur down the road just set up more tanks. LOL
I must always be honest, even if others don't like hearing what I suggest, so no hard feelings I hope.
The Golden Barb need 8 in a 48-inch tank. They may fin nip sedate fish. A larger group in more space reduces this within the species. So I consider they are best suited to the 55g but with more of them. And obviously no angels. The tetra can remain with them though I would not deliberately set that up, the barb are active.
The neons (both) would be fine in a 20g long. The ram needs more warmth than the neon tetra can handle, too bad, as a pair otherwise would be fine in there. Moving the rams means raising the 55g temp, which the angels can tolerate (assuming they are not wild stock that need higher temp) but I do not like to keep fish at the higher end of their range unless necessary. It raises their metabolism and burns them out faster, requiring more oxygen, feeding issues, etc. Think how you feel on a hot day, and that is much the same, except we are subjecting them to it permanently.
Your problems would be solved if you could either get more tanks
or lose some fish
. You also have in my view issues looming in the 40g with too small a group of both the TB and Serpae, and I would be very surprised if something does not develop in time.