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post #1 of 7 Old 12-01-2011, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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I have 5 tiger barbs, 4 tin foil barbs, a rainbow shark, two fiddler crabs, a snail and a plecostomus. I was wanting to add a little something, what would go good with them?
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-01-2011, 12:24 AM
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What size tank are they in?
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post #3 of 7 Old 12-01-2011, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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A 55g
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-01-2011, 01:44 AM
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I have 5 tiger barbs, 4 tin foil barbs, a rainbow shark, two fiddler crabs, a snail and a plecostomus. I was wanting to add a little something, what would go good with them?
Perhap's some more tiger barb's, assuming the tank is well established would be what I might do when I took into consideration how large the Tin Foil Barb's can get with proper care.
Many species of Pleco's get quite large as well, and large number's of fishes in addition to these fish at adult size,could make maintaining water quality more like a job.
Just my two cent's.

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post #5 of 7 Old 12-01-2011, 08:07 AM
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I agree with 1077. I would not add more at this time just let the current fish grow up. ; )

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post #6 of 7 Old 12-01-2011, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-01-2011, 01:52 PM
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I definitely would add more Tiger Barb now, at least 3 more, but it would be safer with another 5. Thisis a naturally aggressive species and it is well known that their aggressiveness can be minimized in larger groups, over 10. All may seem calm now, but that may not last as their natural tendancies emerge as they settle in and mature. A larger group would likely prevent problems.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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