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willist 04-11-2010 04:34 PM

Tinfoil Barbs
 
Can I keep Tinfoil Barbs (2) in a 55 gal. tanks with plants? Tank is ready to go when my filter arrives next Tuesday. My Tinfoil Barbs are waiting in a smaller tank.

aunt kymmie 04-11-2010 05:54 PM

Welcome to the forum, willist. At one time I contemplated putting tinfoils in my 100 gl display but after researching it decided not to as I wanted a heavily planted tank and everywhere I read and everyone I asked said that tinfoils will eat plants.
I don't know the size of your tinfoils but they will outgrow a 55gl tank. That is the other reason I opted out on them, due to the size they attain. They prefer to be in a school (most sites state a school of tinfoils constitutes 5 individuals) and for a fish that reaches 10 inches plus as an adult that was just too much "fish" for me. Good luck with yours!!


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