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Hawkian 11-24-2010 01:19 PM

Decisions... decisions...!
 
So I have an opportunity to add some fish to my tank today... like in the next 2-3 hours. I currently have:

1 female kribensis
6 tiger barbs
10 cardinals

My options of fish to add are one of:

6 odessa barbs;
3-4 corydoras julii

I'm rather stumped. At first I wanted to add one male Kribensis but I am scared of what it would do to my tank if the pair decides to mate and breed. Not only would I end up with way more fish than I want but the kribs may start chasing everything in sight.

Tank is a 32G, planted.

Any thoughts?

spike0544 11-24-2010 02:19 PM

I'd go with the cories, but maybe more like 5 of them, as they prefer to be in groups. How are your Tigers doing with the Cardinals? I tried Cardinals with my Odessa's with some very poor results.

Hawkian 11-24-2010 02:23 PM

The tiger barbs were the very first group of fish i added to the tank over a year ago and they were in a large enough group back then that they left the other fish mostly alone. I then added the female kribensis and when the barbs started trying to nip at her... she showed them who was the boss around! :) It's been a relatively peaceful tank since.

aunt kymmie 11-25-2010 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spike0544 (Post 519682)
I'd go with the cories, but maybe more like 5 of them, as they prefer to be in groups. How are your Tigers doing with the Cardinals? I tried Cardinals with my Odessa's with some very poor results.

I agree, if it were my tank (and it's not!) I'd do five cories.

1077 11-25-2010 04:46 AM

+ one for the cory's. If source of fish can be trusted, fine. Otherwise Quarantine the cory's.

PRichs87 11-26-2010 02:30 PM

+1 for the cories.


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