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suggestions for a 20L
Old 01-13-2008, 02:11 PM   #21
 
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Cherrys will shoal, but unlike many other fish, they behave as if they were just as comfortable alone or without large numbers. Course, if you have a male, you'll get better color from him if you put a female in the tank, and better color from the female if you put in a second female. Also, if you put in another trio of 1 male two females, you'll get some fun, low level sparring between the males.
so what would you recomend, 6 or 8? is there a way to tell the difference b/w male and female? should i go all cherrys or mix the cherrys and golds?

Thanks.....
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:22 PM   #22
 
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Go with 2 males and 4 females. The males are red (pink when stressed) the females are an orangey beige (paler when stressed).

You could mix cherries and golds, I suppose. 3 Cherries and however many golds would fit in your bioload. Not sure how many that would be offhand.
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:24 PM   #23
 
well, its just gonna be the pair of kribs and the school of barbs......i have a penguin 350 on the tank...........
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:21 AM   #24
 
what are your thoughts about a school of tiger barbs in with the kribs instead?
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:35 AM   #25
 
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what are your thoughts about a school of tiger barbs in with the kribs instead?
I wouldn't put tiger barbs in a 20g tank. I'd recommend at least 40g for those barbs, 50g being preferable as they actually grow quite big and are highly active. On top of that I think there may be agression issues with the tiger barbs and kribs, despite them occuying different levels of the tank.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:18 AM   #26
 
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Falina's just about right there. I'd say you would want at least a 36" tank for tiger barbs, and at least 16" of vertical, preferabley 18 or more, if you're going to try and sneak bottom dwellers in on them, 22" if you want bottom and top. It's my understanding that Tiger Barbs will Own the middle of the tank. I think in a 20 long, they would perceive midwater as from surface to substrate.
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:27 PM   #27
 
Thanks.....it was just a thought..........
Kribs and cherry/gold barbs it is........ 8)
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:25 PM   #28
 
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good choice of fish! i have cherry barbs and love them. they are cool to look at and get along with every one.
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