Just recently picked up a large (well it seems that way to me) tank rather cheap with all the equipment needed for tropical fish. I'm guessing it would be about 45 us gal
(not sure on the conversion of the size)? Hard to guess but i think around 180 - 200 litres or there abouts.
Anyway after jumping in the deep end and now knowing much at all about keeping fish (managed to kill a few gold fish as a kid but that was about as far as my experience went) and my belief that google can find anything i got stuck reading up on the topic. And well eventual found my way here!
Just want to say great site! It has already helped me a great deal (cycling my tank) so i just thought i'd make a post and make myself known.
Now for the fish.
I currently only have 4 Tiger Barbs ... even after being told about them being fin biters and kind of aggressive i like the look of these fish and plan on getting at least another 2 as they do better in larger groups? true? false?
The only other fish i have at the moment is a Rainbow Shark who i was also told can be quite aggressive to some fish. So far he is doing good and doesn't bother with the Tigers unless they come to close to his hiding spot. He reminds me of a grumpy old man chasing the neighborhood kids off his lawn.
I don't have huge plans for this tank and being my first i'm not expecting great results but i am learning rather fast and find myself doing a lot of reading.
I guess i'd like to know what other fish would do good in this tank. I'm not to keen on some of the more flashy fish with long fins and i know with the tiger barbs that rules most of them out anyway. But i'd hate to just pick more fish because i like the look of them only to find beaten and finless fish floating the next day...