Originally Posted by Ice Man
Now I know that they are schooling fish. When I started my tank 2 years ago "expert" from my local fish store advised me to get three zebra danios to start with. Then, after consultation with with the same sales guy, I got two tiger barbs. I was never told they need to be in a group of at least 5. I should have paid more attention to it but at a time this tank was for my 4 year old son. In meantime I just fell in love with his fish and they became mine
Other fish (glow fish, angel), and were all just a random purchase.
My algae eater is a gold Chinese algae eater.
I was going to keep angel, tiger barb and algae eater and move them to my new 25g tank. I am giving away my 10g to my neighbor.
For new tank I was thinking about getting couple of dwarf gourami, three American flag fish, 8 cardinal tetras. I would like to keep my angel and algae eater. What do you think about this set?
Thank you for your input.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are a few problems with that. Tiger barbs are notoriously nippy and shouldn't be kept with an angel. Also, cae
get really big. They also quit eating algae, get really aggressive, and attack other fish in the tank by sucking their slime coats off. I have had cae
too, and they even found a way to attack my guppies. Cae
are honestly a fish to avoid. You said he is your favorite though, so if you want to keep him, you could build your other stock around him, but it will be an issue to you try to keep him with your angel IMO
. 29 gallons is typically considered the smallest tank size for an angel. Some people do keep them in 20 talls, but that is typically for breeding purposes, not as part of a community.
What are the dimensions of your 25 gallon? That will help figure out what can go in it. Honestly, having a tiger barb, angel, cae
, plus other fish in there isn't a good idea at all IMO
. Its all up to you, but I definitely don't recommend it.
All those fish need space to thrive. Tiger barbs get decently sized and are active, angels are territorial as are cae
. You don't always see their full spectrum of behaviors when they are young, or when they are kept in small environment.
Btw, its really nice to you to give the other tank away. Way to be a good neighbor.