10 Gallon With Cherry Barbs

  1. Lion401

    Lion401 Member Member

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    I was thinking of reusing my old 10 gallon aquarium to house a school of 6-8 cherry barbs. I was wondering how do they act in a tank by themselves, are the sedentary and hiding behind rocks all day or do the move around and explore? Also if the amount of fish is an OK stocking for the size of the tank?
     


  2. Bruxes and Bubbles

    Bruxes and Bubbles Well Known Member Member

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    I wouldn't keep cherry barbs in a 10 gallon personally. They move around a lot. I'd say a minimum of a 20 gallon for them.

    They're very bold in my tank and don't mess with the other fish at all. They love shrimp pellets.

    Here are some other options for 10 gallons, though:

    Stocking List for 10 Gallons


    Is there a specific color/temperature range/personality you were looking for? :)
     


  3. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

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    They need 20 gallons minimum. They're too active to be in a 10 gallon. What're the dimensions?
     
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    Lion401

    Lion401 Member Member

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    No I wasn't looking for something specific just looking to put the tank into some good use
     
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