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|Max77 ||07-17-2008 10:34 PM |
I'm just starting
I have a twelve gallon aquarium that I want to start. Our family has had fish in this tank before but the all died rather quickly. After reading a few articles on this site I realize I don't know what I am doing. I would like to have some tiger barbs or Harlequin Rasboras in the tank. I don't know if any other fish would go with them. Help me have healthy fish. Thanks
|Lupin ||07-17-2008 10:43 PM |
Tiger barbs tend to be nippy and may harass their other tankmates to death if space becomes an issue. 12g is too small for a group. Try looking for Barbus pentazona or cherry barbs. Both will work well. Keep 6 minimum for a start. You can add 6 harlequin rasboras along with 4-6 otos or panda corydoras. Add them slowly only after your tank is done cycling.
|Max77 ||07-17-2008 10:49 PM |
How do you cycle a tank?
|Max77 ||07-18-2008 09:14 AM |
I have never cycled a tank before. Do you think the method that evolves the Shrimp or Prawn would be a good easy way to go for me? If so, Do you just put a shrimp in and test the water until it cycles? thanks
|crazy4fish ||07-18-2008 12:21 PM |
yea a 12g is too small for tiger barbs....cherry barbs would be great though (i have a few and they are awsome!)
|Max77 ||07-18-2008 05:09 PM |
Could I put a bottom feeder fish or two in my tank if i had some cherry barbs or Harlequin Rasboras?
|Oldman47 ||07-18-2008 10:11 PM |
Welcome to the forum Max.
Some pygmy corydoras or a few otocinclus would be a nice addition to a rasbora tank. I would not subject either of them to tiger barbs. Be aware that even after a tank is cycled, the otocinclus can be a bit picky about their water so wait until the tank has matured a while with fish in it before you add any of them.
|Max77 ||07-19-2008 10:01 AM |
Originally Posted by Lupin
Try looking for Barbus pentazona or cherry barbs. Both will work well. Keep 6 minimum for a start. You can add 6 harlequin rasboras along with 4-6 otos or panda corydoras. Add them slowly only after your tank is done cycling.
Could I have some Cherry Barbs, Halrquin Rasboras, and a couple corysdoras. I think that may be a little over stocked
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