19 Tiger Barbs In 40 Breeder?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Gq2212, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Gq2212 Valued Member Member

    What do yall think about my stocking of 19 tb and 2 bn plecos in a 40 breeder? Is that stocked or over stocked ? Have 2 20-40 aqua tech filters and going to upgrade soon.

  2. aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Sounds good to me

  3. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    What's the GPH of the filters?

  4. Gq2212 Valued Member Member

    160 each i think, is that alright or need to upgrade now
  5. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    If they're really 160 each, you should be fine!
  6. Gq2212 Valued Member Member

    Ok thanks! But one more question am i almost stocked or can i put another fish?
  7. Themaniac19 Valued Member Member

    I think you can add a few more fish. Just made sure they're compatible with the barbs.
  8. Gq2212 Valued Member Member

    Ok thanks
  9. Redshark1 Fishlore VIP Member

    I have a 40 gallon and 19 adult Tiger Barbs sounds like far too many to me.

    I haven't kept them though.
  10. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I think you'd be fully stocked.
  11. Gq2212 Valued Member Member

    Ok thanks
  12. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I think you can add 1-3 more tiger barbs, that would be about it.
  13. Gq2212 Valued Member Member

    How about 1 other single fish that swims the top? I notice that the tiger babs always swim in the middle- lower areas and would like one to swim the top area. I had barely got 8 green tiger barbs to go in with the 11 normal tiger barbs and the green ones are very little
  14. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    As the barbs get larger (their adult size is actually larger than what many people think), I think they'll fill the entire tank. So I wouldn't add anything else that would swim in the same level as them.
  15. Gq2212 Valued Member Member

    Ok thanks for letting me know