Originally Posted by minky123
Oh ol well I was thinking just keeping a pair in one tank and possibly some barbs
I new to the hobby and by NO MEANS AN EXPERT. All I can say is something's work and something's don't. I firmly believe that it doesn't depend on the fish per say or the setup, it depends on YOUR fish and YOUR setup.
Example, a friend of mine had convicts, firemouths, red eye tetras, tiger barbs, jack Dempsey's, plecos and 2 gold fish!! Yes!! I said goldfish!!! Is this right? I dunno, going by what? A book? A website? I don't have those answers. Are they different pH levels for those fish? Yes, that we know... But it works for him and has been for almost a year.
Now put something in my African tank and it's an instant killing spree!!! NOTHING survives in my tank of doom!! Those are my fish though. Not yours or anyone else's. Oh my giant danios lived there all fine!! You would think they would be dead!! NOPE!! But they killed 1 eel and a few other fish.
So my point is if you wanna try it, try it!! Your not gonna know unless you do. Yes it's sad to see fish die or killed. Keep an eye on them an re home if need be. Act fast and remove. Again I'm not an expert so going by what I've seen and experienced.