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TrashmanNYC 12-02-2008 04:14 PM

20 gallon
Right now i have a 20g high with 4 tiger barbs and 5 serpae thinking about moving my rainbow shark in there and maybe adding a few albino tiger barbs......would that be okay or would it be too running a Penguin 200 and a sponge filter in there currently...........


TrashmanNYC 12-03-2008 07:35 AM


1077 12-03-2008 07:46 AM

I would add no more than four or five tiger barbs. As long as proper weekly water changes are performed and the fish are not overfed I see no problem. Shark would probably appreciate more swimming room.

aquadude 12-03-2008 02:44 PM

I THINK Movin a rainbow shark in with tetras is crazy.The thing will probabaly rip their guts out.And i am pretty sure tiger barbs don't like other barbs usually.

TrashmanNYC 12-03-2008 04:00 PM


Originally Posted by 1077 (Post 155596)
I would add no more than four or five tiger barbs. .

in addition to what i already have in there?

Highland lake13 12-03-2008 05:32 PM

if the shark isn't big or overly agressive then your fine. Do you already have the rainbow or your thinking about adding a new fish? IF you already have one then i would put in a few tetras to the tank he is in now and see how he reacts to them and then make your judgement from there. But if you do this i wouldn't add the tetras. I would choose one or the other but both would be to hard. Good Luck


TrashmanNYC 12-03-2008 06:10 PM

right now the rainbow shark is in my 46g with some cichlids........i think im just gonna add a few albino tiger barbs and leave the "shark" where he is...........

TrashmanNYC 12-03-2008 10:19 PM

what about if i just added a few small tetras (cardinal, neon) or maybe some smaller barbs (cherry, gold)?

Cody 12-03-2008 10:26 PM

You really need more Tiger barbs before you think about anything else. At least 7 total. But a 20G High isn't really suited for them because of the short length... but it can work.

And after that, I would get 5 cories, since the others are mid dwellers.

TrashmanNYC 12-03-2008 10:29 PM

okay, so ill get 3 more tiger barbs and some cories.......that wouldnt be too much?

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