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Old 06-28-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy Danger barbs

Looking for possible tankmates in a 55 g tank, sand substrate. Current population is 5 gold barbs and 2 bn plecos plus kuhli loaches. Those guys all get along together so far, but gold barbs are far from peaceful. They dont seem to have readtheir description. They have killed before
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:50 PM   #2
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:45 PM   #3
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I know very little about barbs but i thought i could help in till someone else comes. Some 5 banned barbs Those should be good with the golden barbs and how many do you have because they tend to get more nippy when kept in small shoals.
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That's crazy. Gold barbs are some of the most peaceful fish I've owned....
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Denison barbs are my favorite!!! Also panda barbs are awesome! !!

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Old 07-02-2014, 12:12 PM   #6
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I have 6 green tiger barbs that are very peaceful... they are with black neon tetras, a gold gourami, a malabar puffer and peppered cory cats. My ratio of tiger barbs are 1 male with 5 females. Everybody gets along. No nipping, and the only chasing they do is with each other.

I think it depends on each fish temperament. I have species that normally should not get along but they do, they are well fed and plenty of plants to play in.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:56 PM   #7
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There are five. My gold barbs got in trouble for killig an albino cory and were removed. As all the other fish that were in danger have been rehomed to other tanks, they are back in the 55.
Im looking up 5 bands now!
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Denison barbs are my favorite!!! Also panda barbs are awesome! !!

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They look great, but sadly are out of my price range right now
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They look great, but sadly are out of my price range right now
If u have a petsmart in your area, they sell them for $8-10 each.

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Anyone ever try black ruby barbs?
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Old 07-04-2014, 01:06 AM   #11
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Anyone ever try black ruby barbs?
I've never tried them. But I've heard that they are really good community fish!

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You might try adding more Gold Barbs. A larger group may be more peaceful. Just try to get mixed sexes.


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