Hi, I wonder if someone could pipe in and give me their opinion surrounding the behaviour of these 2 fish.
Hi have a new 45 gallon aquarium that successfully cycled and my numbers are all low end and great.
In the aquarium I got 2 powder blue dwarf gouramis 7 neon tetras, and 3 male and 3 female cherry barbs, and 2 baby albino dwarf plecos. No plans what so ever to add anything else.
I notice that my barbs and neons no longer school. They will happily swim around on their own in all levels of the tank and mix amongst themselves. The barbs dart around and chase each other it seems 24x7 but I think they are looking for a motel room so they can get it on and make baby's.
My question is, do you think the lack of schooling is caused by them not liking each other, or perhaps there is so much room and everybody seems to leave each other along, they have no fear.
Here's a pic.
Thanks for your take on it