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Old 12-07-2005, 06:35 PM   #1
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My NEW tank layout..tell me what ya think

ok..this is my FINAL tank layout unless you think it too crowded or the fish won't work together. THANKS!

3 albino tiger barbs
3 green tiger barbs
2 corys
3 yellow(or blue) gouramis(2 female 1 male)

I will also have live plants in the tank. I will also have 2 rock thingys for hiding. IT is a 29 gallon. Tell me if this is alright. Thanks.
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Doesn't seem over crowded to me. I would add another cory or two and 1 more tiger barb (the claim is that it is better to have an odd number in a school).
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I am with Bill get a barb or two more and 4 or 5 cories.
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:16 PM   #4
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ok..WOW! so:

4 green tigers
3 albino tigers barb
4 corys
3 gouramis

that seems crowded to me but I am still learning!
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:16 AM   #5
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I would just watch the barbs (might nip gouramis) and gouramis (might be territorial with each other). I would only get one of those gouramis in that size tank for minimal territorialness. If you're still getting 3 gouramis, try to get some plants that grow tall and/or some floating ones.
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i think 3 gouramis is pushing it, unless you want dwarfs. jmho though.
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ok. So maybe 2 dwarf gouramis? or will they fight too?
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5 albino tiger barbs
5 green tiger barbs
6 corys
1 yellow or blue gourami

I increased the number for the barbs to spread out aggression, plus in those numbers they should ignore the rest of your fish. However, I didn't put the dwarf gouramis in because they are very shy and all the activity of the barbs would most likely keep them in a back corner of the tank. Very stressful. I did put 1 yellow or blue gourami because they are a bit sturdier and would make a nice "center piece." But only one because they can be aggressive toward other males and I don't think a female would have much room to get away from the male's advances. Finally, 6 cories because they love being in groups. Although I agree with the "odd number" theory, I don't apply it to cories because I've found the odd one out to always be a little smaller, and they don't seem to do well overall. This puts you a bit over in stocking, but the cories aren't very messy and if you keep up with a good weekly cleaning schedule, and stock slowly, I believe your fish will be very happy. Good luck!
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I'd go with the-

4 green tiger barbs
3 tiger barbs
5 cories
3 dwarf gouramis (2 female 1 male)

And as mentioned I'd watch for fin nipping from the tiger barbs, but it should be good. It isn't overstocked. Just don't add all the fish at once.


I don't particularly like tiger barbs so I'd have-

5-7 rummynose tetras
5 Metae or 7 pygmy cories
2-3 ottos
3 dwarf gouramis (or even better a pair of german blue rams)
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well, I don't want to be overstocked because I am busy so I don't clean out my tank EVERY week..(ya..bad me)..so I would rather have room to spare.

I'll most likely go with :

4 green tiger barbs
3 albino tiger barbs
4 corys(or anyother sucker fish)
2 gourami(one blue and one yellow)(both females)

Are there any other fish that clean the tank that don't ger very big? I think corys are kinda ugly..lol
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There are plenty types of loachs you can look into. I like dojos and hillstreams.

Cories are great bottom feeders and are very active so it's fun to watch them.

As said I don't like tiger barbs They aren't that colorful, they are known to nip fins, and they get around 3 inchs long. I like tetras much better.
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What kind of "cleaning" do you mean. Many plecos will eat algae off the glass and food that falls to the bottom but no fish will eat feces.
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