Ok, I've got a beautiful 28 gallon bowfront, and I am trying to decide on either a group of smaller fish, or 1-2 "centerpiece" fish to finish off the stocking list. Right now the tank is cycling with 6 rosy barbs and 3 blue paradise gourami. Depending on how their current pecking order war turns out, I may need to rehome 1 gourami to keep him from being eaten.
I am considering cichlids like a bolivian ram, or a yellow lab, or I might try a few more barbs as they have proven themselves to be infinitely entertaining.
Also, I've read around the web sizes on the rosy barbs ranging everywhere from 2" to 5" are they really going to get that big?