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Old 08-06-2011, 10:18 PM   #11
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It is not a general guideline, and I am positive the majority of the people on this site will agree with me. There are way to many other things that need to be taken into account when stocking a tank and there are way to many exceptions to this rule. If you would like to debate this with me you can PM, but this argument is not relevant to the thread the rule doesn't apply.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:40 PM   #12
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good reading in here, oops I think I have too many fish
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:05 PM   #13
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I will echo on this 'how many barbs do you have?' Without this information there's not much to go on. However these barbs need to be in groups of 5-6. You could put some DWARF corydoras (had to put that becuase everyone gets in a tissy for just putting corydoras...) and some shrimp, or the dwarf gourami would work too. I think that would be a nice tank to watch. As for plants, I'd do either java or xmas moss, some java fern and maybe something like guppy grass or amazon sword. These won't need fancy lighting and co2.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:01 PM   #14
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Yeah its all about how you stock, not what... to a certain degree
My tank is kinda over stocked ( a bettas, 4 kuhlis, and various shrimps (vampire, cherries, amano)
And before it was triple filtered, it was a b word to keep up with, and impossibly to keep my levels straight. my word is even if its kinda overstocked, its still about how you stock the tank, and your maintence schedual
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well tank update... there are six cherry barbs....and just today I added a dwarf gourami, then I'm gonna add six ghost shrimp by the weekend
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well tank update... there are six cherry barbs....and just today I added a dwarf gourami, then I'm gonna add six ghost shrimp by the weekend
That sounds like plenty to me. I think it's fine stock-wise.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:02 AM   #17
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well tank update... there are six cherry barbs....and just today I added a dwarf gourami, then I'm gonna add six ghost shrimp by the weekend
10g is too small for cherry barbs
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10g is too small for cherry barbs
But since they already have them I would say, there isn't room for more fish. Unless it's Otos or Dwarf Corys
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Why are cherry barbs not for a ten gallon...?
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Why are cherry barbs not for a ten gallon...?
They need to be in a school of at least of 5 and they grow bigger than 2".
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