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Old 08-11-2011, 06:15 PM   #21
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They need to be in a school of at least of 5 and they grow bigger than 2".
I would pay to see a more than two inches full-grown cherry barb. The biggest cherry barb I have ever seen is 1.5 inches. IMO/E they are fine in ten gallons if it is longer than it is taller.
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:28 PM   #22
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I would pay to see a more than two inches full-grown cherry barb. The biggest cherry barb I have ever seen is 1.5 inches. IMO/E they are fine in ten gallons if it is longer than it is taller.
I would of taken your money if I would of kept them. Several people have had cherry barbs bigger than 2"
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:13 PM   #23
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My Cherry Barbs are in a 5g. Ideal, no. But they are 5 years old and look great. Smaller than if they'd been raised in a big tank but super healthy.


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Old 08-17-2011, 06:21 PM   #24
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I completely agree with Coursair and bruins. I am jstfinch's brother-in-law, and i wouldn't have given him the cherries if I knew they would get too big. I have never seen a cherry get any larger than 1.5 inches max. I think all of these websites claiming that they need a 20g are just ridiculous. They are not THAT active and stay fairly small, so I see no reason a 10g is not sufficient.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:34 AM   #25
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This is a 10 gallon planted that is my favorite of all my tanks. It is stocked with a happy, healthy community of 2 dalmation mollies 1 Mickey mouse platy 1 guppy and 3 Stein Cory cats it is planted with about 8 stem plants and there is also a Crypt in there. I use no Ferts or C02 injections, I also use no filter media in my hang on back filter but I keep it on to create current. But i would not recomend this until you are sure you have a stable ecology in your tank. As long as you are smart about a plant to fish ratio and let the ecology build slow, you can have a lot of life in your little tank.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:48 AM   #26
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He already has it stocked with the school of Cherry Barbs and the Dwarf Gourami. Hopefully some Ghost Shrimp.

Cart.Poe, mollies have no place in a 10g tank. They can grow up to 6 inches and should be placed in a 29 gallon tank minimum.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:32 PM   #27
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yeah I hope to get some ghost shrimp if my freakin LFS would keep them in stock or order them, because they told me that a lot of people ask for them. I wanna go all natural with real plants just gotta convince the wife that its better for the fish...any plant ideas?
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Depends on what type of lighting and how strong. If you are going with same lighting as me (2x 13W CFL), then low-med light plants. I.E. Java Fern, Java Moss, Anacharis, Hornwort, Marimo Balls, Sword Plants, etc.
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I'm no professional or anything I barely set up my 10 gallon in June but I have 1 Anubia Nana on a rock that I got from PetSmart, I chose it specifically because it looked healthy and sure enough its growing leaves.
I should also add I have a low tech low light (18 watt fluorescent light over a glass canopy)
I also purchased a Driftwood with Anubia (I don't know if its barteri but its bigger than the nana)
Just recently I bought an Anacharis, now I have no ferts or anything but the anacharis is growing already almost hitting the top of the water, and the anubia on the driftwood is sprouting a new leaf as well. Those are my recommendations since I'm having success with them so far and haven't needed anything to help them grow.
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