planning the new 90 gal...
im am planning which fish i will keep in my new 90 gal tank.... so far the thought it....
4 Bronze Cory cats
7 tiger barbs
7 black ruby barbs
7 albino tiger barbs
7 odessa barbs
7 Chinese barbs
7 rhomb barbs
1 common pleco
according to the stocking calculator on aqavisor http://www.aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.p...rchMode=simple im 109% stocked.... but that is taking into account adult sizes...
That's a lot of different barbs. Barbs tend to stick to the middle levels of the tank. If you're trying to stick with an Asian theme, maybe you could swap out one of the barb species for some danios for up top and another for a school of loaches for the bottom? The cories would also appreciate a bigger school and you've certainly got the space.
Do Danios get along with most all different barbs Bat? Any particular Danio might be better than others? I have the same issue inmy 90g as I have cherry barbs and denison barbs and need a higher in the tank fish too.
which of the barbs would you suggest replacing with danios and loaches?
It's really up to you. Out of the species you have listed, the gold barbs and rhomb barbs are the least visually appealing to me. However, the tiger barbs also have their nippy reputation so they might be easier to lose. Pretty much all of the danios are top-swimmers and in a 90g you have plenty of room for even the bigger ones like giant danios. Just a matter of availability and personal preference. I once saw a bunch of Danio roseus at a LFS that were absolutely gorgeous but I didn't have room for them. For loaches, just avoid the big lunker species like clowns and blue loaches and also avoid the meaner species like skunk loaches. Zebra loaches, angelicus botias, yo-yo loaches, chain loaches would all work. Some of those bigger barbs and maybe the pleco might eat kuhli loaches.
I would recomend changing the common pleco out for some bristlenose pleco's. The common grows to be a giant and can easily grow over 12" long and the bn's grow to approx. 4". I have 2 of the bn's in my 90g and they are a great fit. You can see pics of them in this thread Andrew.
Mine are young yet and not full grown.
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