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beans 11-16-2008 05:58 PM

30 gallon freshwater communtiy?
hi I'm planning n starting a 30 gallon semi-aggressive tank.
so far i have 4 serpae tetras.
I'm planning on adding:
1 dwaf gourami
1 red tail shark
4 tiger barbs
3 Otto cats
I'm hopping that the Otto cats will stay out of the way of the other fish.
also is 4 TBs and 4 Serpae tetras enough to leave the others alone?
tell me what you think of my choises.

iamntbatman 11-17-2008 12:40 AM

You'll need bigger groups than that, I think. You'll want at least six of the serpaes and the tiger barbs. Also, the barbs or serpaes might nip at the gourami so watch out for that.

SolaceTiger 11-17-2008 12:30 PM

Just keep in mind that oto cats really need a good amount of algae long term to thrive. They won't touch algae wafers, and it might take a while to acclimate them to romaine lettuce. While I have 2 myself and I adore them now, I wish I had known and got a small pleco that would at least munch on wafers if need be.

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