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Andrewz00 04-07-2010 12:18 PM

planning the new 90 gal...
 
hi all!

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...


thoughts?

iamntbatman 04-09-2010 04:34 AM

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.

Pep 04-09-2010 08:02 AM

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.

Andrewz00 04-09-2010 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by iamntbatman (Post 359937)
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.

yes, trying to keep the Asian theme... but yet again, another thing ive never gave thought to.... wow! thanks! definitely something i need to consider!

which of the barbs would you suggest replacing with danios and loaches?

iamntbatman 04-10-2010 04:45 AM

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.

Pep 04-10-2010 09:40 AM

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.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...g-37257/page5/

Mine are young yet and not full grown.

aunt kymmie 04-10-2010 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Pep (Post 360572)
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.

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...g-37257/page5/

Mine are young yet and not full grown.

Agree with this advice 100%. Also, batman's suggestion of zebra loaches, angelicus botias, yo-yo loaches, chain loaches ...also great advice!


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