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Old 06-01-2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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Cherry Barb Myth?

Just been searching about fish and came up with something interesting. Some websites say cherry barbs need 5+ fish in a school. However, fishprofiles.com and other sites say:

"The Cherry Barb should be kept alone in a small tank or in pairs in a larger tank. They can be kept in larger numbers if the vegetation is dense".

I was always under the impression they were schooling, but does the latter hold any truth?
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I have five in my 20 long and they're almost always schooling
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They should be kept in schools of five or more, I have them and feel they do better in schools of seven or more with 1m/3f ratios.

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/barbs/cherrybarb.php
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Just curios, I wonder why sites put this bull up.
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