Originally Posted by Lupin
Puffer species are notoriously nippy. Never mix them with other species. Unless you want to widen your choices of fish, the red-eye tetras and tiger barbs will likely nip their tankmates and bully smaller tankmates such as the neons.
Originally Posted by freddy827
is this list ok for a 55 gallon tank?
8 Red Eye Tetras
8 Tiger Barbs
12 Neon Tetras
4 Pea Puffers
3 Cleaning Fish (not sure which)
and 1 larger fish that would go with these
what kind of cleaning fish and larger fish would go ok with this list?
What "cleaning fish" do you have in mind? Be careful with what you choose. Common plecos and Chinese Algae Eaters are something you will not want in your tank. The common plecs will outgrow the 55g while the CAEs will eventually harass their tankmates as they reach maturity.
Ancistrus, corydoras and otos are my suggestions.
Should I just go with 10 tiger barbs, 10 red eye tetras, and 4 ottos??
in this situation will the barbs and tetras school together and leave each other alone?
Im also still looking for 1-3 larger fish that will fit in with the new list. Thanks again.