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Old 11-21-2006, 11:29 PM   #31
 
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I just peeked at them and they seem to look fine!!!!! Thanks y'all!!!!!! I think I'll wait about a week and get a couple new fish...what would be a good choice??? Another Gourami maybe??? I don't know much about fish but I sure love learning about them!!! They are facinating!!

Pentazona barbs or harlequin rasboras? Otocinclus affinis is also a good option. Try buying about 4 as you have only 3 tiger barbs in the 20 gallons tank.:)
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:29 PM   #32
 
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There are lots of kinds of fish you could get. Any specific features you are interested in? Or specific kinds?

And about feeding, what I said earlier was just a suggestion. It doesn't matter a whole lot about when you feed them, just the main idea is to not overfeed them, as this tends to pollute the tank. That's why some people tend to feed them every over day, or a few times a week, they don't want to pollute their tanks. I just tend to feed my fish often, once or twice everyday, very small amounts, and maybe 2 or 3 times a month I give them a day of fasting to keep their ability to search for food in check.

Glad to hear about your fish doing well, and it's glad to hear you got some new kinds of food for them to enjoy.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:40 PM   #33
 
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Seeing I don't know a lot about fish, I'm not exactilly sure what I'm looking for. Something that gets along with my barbs, of course it has to be pretty, maybe something that dosn't hide ALL the time, colorful...a good learning fish??? (if that makes any sense) The only fish i'v ever had are tetras, barbs, and a gourami (MY FAV FISH who died)...She was pretty tough so I think I might get another one of those...
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:54 PM   #34
 
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For gouramis, there's a bunch of choices of colorful ones good for beginners. You're familiar with the Blue, but there's also Gold, Pearl, Platinum, Sunset...and few others. All very colorful and peaceful. All the gouramis do best with at least 2.

Same with barbs, there are bunch of different kinds that will go well with your Tigers. Gold and Rosy barbs would add color to your tank, but it would be best if you get at least 3 of one them, the like to swim in groups.

A bunch of Zebra Danios, maybe 5 or 6 could work too. They are extremely hardy and good for beginners.

There are still lots of other fish that would go well with your tank. Do a little research and choose wisely. And make sure you don't overstock the 20 gallon, I wouldn't put more than 3 or 4 medium sized fish, or a school of around 6 or 7 small fish for the next additions.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:58 PM   #35
 
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If you were looking for something a little unique, Silver Dollars would be a nice addition.
Not in the 20 gallons tank. A shoal of 4 would need 75 gallons minimum.

Best to stick with smaller plecs, otos, cherry barbs, pentazonas, rasboras or small tetras.:)
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:00 AM   #36
 
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I'll get 2 DWARF blue gouramis, and then choose something different next time in a couple months or so.
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:00 AM   #37
 
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Yeah I didn't mean to add that, I'm gonna edit it out with another suggestion.
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:05 AM   #38
 
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You could even try out a Cichlid if you want. There are a few that are not aggressive at all or territorial, like the Kribensis Cichlid. Very colorful and peaceful if you wanted to try something different.
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:06 AM   #39
 
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I'll get 2 DWARF blue gouramis, and then choose something different next time in a couple months or so.
Make sure you get a pair and provide thickets of plants. We had one member whose male gouramis started to squabble and even harassed females. I wouldn't get more than just one male.:)
Male dwarf gouramis(Colisa lalia) are often brightly-colored while females are rather silvery or drab in color.:)

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Yeah I didn't mean to add that, I'm gonna edit it out with another suggestion.
That's ok, Mike. Didn't mean to make you edit it out.
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Old 11-22-2006, 12:10 AM   #40
 
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GOOD...So i'll "fix" my plants then when they start growing again I'll get my gouramis...I only had one b4 she, Ella, was really bright blue so I guess it was actually a male...

OMG I love cichlids, but somebody said DON"T get one of those they are aggressive!!!!!!!!! I didn't know there were "nice" ones!!! :D
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