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Old 01-17-2005, 01:46 PM   #11
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I have 5 in a tank with 2 Dinosaur eels (Polypterus Senegalus), 2 Australian Rainbows, 2 Blood fin tetra's and 2 Blue gourami's... they all get along just fine and seem to stay Within their own groups, though the rainbows and bloodfins do tend to play together.
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:05 PM   #12
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Sounds about right....but beware as your P. senegalus begin to grow. They'll start to look at their smaller tankmates less as swimming buddies and more as snacks!

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Old 01-17-2005, 02:13 PM   #13
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Sounds about right....but beware as your P. senegalus begin to grow. They'll start to look at their smaller tankmates less as swimming buddies and more as snacks!

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That's why as soon as the 55 Gal is ready we will be moving everything but the Senegalus over there...
We'll keep them in the 20. is there anything that they seem to co-habitate well with that we could add to the 20 (Besides a Pleco?)
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:28 PM   #14
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I mentioned a few possible tankmates in the profile. I keep my Polypterus senegalus with other similarly-sized bichirs, Bush Fish (Ctenopoma and Microctenopoma species), Synodontis catfish and African Butterfly Fish (Pantodon buchholzi). My smaller P. senegalus are housed with Synodontis cats, Congo Tetras (Phenacogrammus interruptus), African Mud Fish (Phractolaemus ansorgei) and other similarly sized bichirs.
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:51 AM   #15
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I have 6 tigers in my school (2 regular, 3 albino, and 1 black). They are in with a red tailed shark, a striped raphael, an african brown knife, a skunk botia, a yo-yo botia, a clown loach, a zebra loach, and a couple of algae eaters. They seem to do well with this combination. No one else picks on them and they don't gang up on anyone else.
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Old 01-26-2005, 08:30 PM   #16
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aimeeo....

You have a good combination there because all of the fish you mention can take care of themselves.

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Old 01-26-2005, 09:45 PM   #17
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Yeah, the only one that I sometimes have problems with is the red tailed shark. For some reason, he likes to pick on certain newcomers. When I first put the brown knife in there (I had to move him out of my 125 gal because my juvenile clown knife kept beating him up), the first thing my shark did was come out of his hiding place and start chasing him around the tank. Now that the knife has taken to the back corner of the tank, the shark went back to his hiding place and all is well.
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:55 AM   #18
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nice profile 8)
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Old 05-14-2005, 01:47 PM   #19
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Tiger Barbs are definitely my favorite barbs. I have had small schools as few as five and as many as 15 in my various tanks. They're certainly fun to watch.

I've also had great luck in that every time I've had both Tigers and Black Ruby Barbs (my second favorite kind of barb), they've "schooled" together readily and it makes for quite a sight (especially when the colors of both fish are deep and showing prominently).
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Old 06-06-2005, 09:25 AM   #20
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Tiger Barbs - by Fruitbat

I am almost ready to start up my 90 gal again. How do the Tigers do with imitation plants? And do you think a 90 gal would hold 40 Tigers?
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