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post #11 of 18 Old 08-24-2007, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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so far everyones consensus is definitely at least 6 tiger barbs, as the gouramis I already have (2 female blues, at least im pretty sure).

Lupin, 5 to 6 feet wouldnt be enough room for a bala or 3? thats a shame :(

then perhaps I'll move the 2 blues and the pleco over to the 110gal when I get it, with a few severums and tiger barbs. maybe one more blue male and 1 female gourami.

then.. ill restock the 30 gal with some more corys and figure out someone to keep the tetras happy.

you know, it occurs to me that finding things to go IN my fish tanks is alot harder than taking care of the fish that are in them lol

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post #12 of 18 Old 08-24-2007, 07:32 PM
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Lupin, 5 to 6 feet wouldnt be enough room for a bala or 3? thats a shame :(
8 feet would be the minimum length. I've seen balas reaching more than 12 inches and 5-6 feet is not really enough.

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post #13 of 18 Old 08-27-2007, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
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welp, I picked up 4 very young (only about 2.5-3") green severums today to accompany my 2 blue gouramis in the 110 gallon tank. theyre in my 30 gallon tank for now but only for another week or two.

they will also be joined by my common pleco which is already about 4-5" and a school of 6 to 8 tiger barbs, and im going to get a rainbow or redtailed black shark.

that makes
2 blue gourami
4 green severum
1 common pleco
8 tiger barbs
1 redtail black shark

what else would make happy tank-mates without seriously overstocking the 110, that can handle itself? a pair of kissing gouramis? 2 or 4 gold severums?

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post #14 of 18 Old 08-27-2007, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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anyone? curse my indecisiveness lol everyone is sick of the thread! ahh well thats what i get :)

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post #15 of 18 Old 08-28-2007, 12:02 PM
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if this is 110, wow, more tiger barbs, make that school big and fantastic.

you could add another redtail the tank floor should be big enough to acomodate 2,

try some hatchets at the top if you have a cover maybe?
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post #16 of 18 Old 08-30-2007, 11:15 AM
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i wouldnt reccomend another rtbs, i made that mistake and one is bullied in the corner by the other and isnt growing well... well i should say wasnt.. hes since been rehomed... but i do have an albino rainbow shark with my rtbs and they get along perfectly fine... yet my rtbs and a regular rainbow shark didnt... i wasnt sure but thought it may be ebcause of the colors... im not sure... referring to the hatchet comment... im not sure if there good or not.. i think they are... but im hoping even if u dont get them u have a cover... sharks of any kind including rtbs's are well known jumpers and often escape tanks that even do have a lid through the tiniest spots.. mine hasnt yet and i dont think will but just becareful

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post #17 of 18 Old 08-30-2007, 12:18 PM
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Murph,

I have seen it go both ways, It depends on the personality of the sharks themselves, if/how they establish territory, how big the tank is, and how much cover is in the tank.

I have had 3 in a 55 gallon who never bothered eachother, you just have to carefully watch them when you introduce them, they will fight for the first 48 hours but after that they settle and are usually fine until feeded when they will get semi agressive again.
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post #18 of 18 Old 08-31-2007, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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naw I dont think i could do hatchets unless I grew them out first. thats why i got this tank to begin with... eventually my gouramis are going to be big enough to eat my tetras

as for the RTBS, its a 110 tall. so i will have alot of upper middle and top level room open, but very little bottom

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