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Rushfloydfan 12-01-2011 12:22 AM

Tank mates
 
I have 5 tiger barbs, 4 tin foil barbs, a rainbow shark, two fiddler crabs, a snail and a plecostomus. I was wanting to add a little something, what would go good with them?

Boredomb 12-01-2011 12:24 AM

What size tank are they in?

Rushfloydfan 12-01-2011 12:26 AM

A 55g

1077 12-01-2011 01:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rushfloydfan (Post 908561)
I have 5 tiger barbs, 4 tin foil barbs, a rainbow shark, two fiddler crabs, a snail and a plecostomus. I was wanting to add a little something, what would go good with them?

Perhap's some more tiger barb's, assuming the tank is well established would be what I might do when I took into consideration how large the Tin Foil Barb's can get with proper care.
Many species of Pleco's get quite large as well, and large number's of fishes in addition to these fish at adult size,could make maintaining water quality more like a job.
Just my two cent's.

Calmwaters 12-01-2011 08:07 AM

I agree with 1077. I would not add more at this time just let the current fish grow up. ; )

Rushfloydfan 12-01-2011 11:28 AM

thanks for the help :]

Byron 12-01-2011 01:52 PM

I definitely would add more Tiger Barb now, at least 3 more, but it would be safer with another 5. Thisis a naturally aggressive species and it is well known that their aggressiveness can be minimized in larger groups, over 10. All may seem calm now, but that may not last as their natural tendancies emerge as they settle in and mature. A larger group would likely prevent problems.


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