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Wallaby 11-21-2008 10:54 PM

Good addition to Leopard Cories and Cherry Barbs..?
 
What's a good thing to add to my 3 Leopard Cories and 4 Cherry Barbs? They're in a 14 gallon tank so there's plenty of room. More of both? I don't want anything too picky since I'm not extremely experienced yet but I want something pretty. :-D

I've been having issues with algae growth, should I wait to get more until I've got the algae under control?

aunt kymmie 11-21-2008 10:59 PM

Maybe at least 3 more cories? They enjoy being in a larger grouping (shoal??) and are much more entertaining that way!!

iamntbatman 11-26-2008 02:28 AM

Definitely add more cories. They appreciate being in larger groups and will be much more fun to watch that way. Also, do you know the sexes of your cherry barbs? Having a high female-to-male ratio will bring out the best color in your males and prevent your females from being harassed too much. You could add more until you've got good ratios. As for something else to add: how about something like honey gouramis? They'd do nicely in the top levels of your tank and are compatible with your other fish.

Wallaby 11-26-2008 09:09 PM

Thanks! I will definitely look into getting more cories, they're my favorites anyway so I don't mind having more! =D
3 of my Cherries are female and one is a male. The male is a really brilliant red all the time so all those girls must be working.

Cody 11-26-2008 09:32 PM

And, if you get 2 male cherry barbs, they will both "show off" a lot to gain leadership over the females. I have read that it is very fun to see their dance. But, I would get at least one more female if you do that.

Silli_Millivanilli 12-07-2008 09:59 PM

i cant tell the difference between male and female cherry barbs.

Cody 12-07-2008 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Silli_Millivanilli (Post 156479)
i cant tell the difference between male and female cherry barbs.

Males are very bright red or redish pink. Whereas females tend to be much more dull in color and be sort of yellowish-pinkish.


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