25 Gallon...barbs??

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by HappiestCamper, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. HappiestCamperWell Known MemberMember

    Boyfriend is setting up his first tank, it's a 25gal
    He likes green barbs, would love some input/ideas!
  2. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Hi there,
    How about something like this:
    10-12 Tiger Barbs
    1 Kribensis Cichlid
    6-8 Kuhli loaches.
    The Tiger Barbs will ignore the kuhlis making them an ideal stocking.
    Also, the Kribensis is a tough fish making it not easy to pick on so it will do just fine with the Tiger Barbs.
  3. HappiestCamperWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you for the idea, Idon't believe I've heard of the krib before but it's pretty cool looking !
  4. HappiestCamperWell Known MemberMember

    Update he loves it and it's exactly what we are doing
  5. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Good luck!
  6. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Sounds Good! Best of Luck! :)
  7. cjbart1009Valued MemberMember

    There's a green tiger barb if he prefers green. What's the footprint of the tank?
  8. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Green Tiger Barb, Normal tiger barb its the same thing and same species just different coloration.
  9. cjbart1009Valued MemberMember

    Lol did you even read my post? That's why I said if he prefers green.
  10. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    I understood and read your post.
    I'm just clarifying that they are both the same species.
  11. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What's the footprint of the tank? Just to see what numbers would work :)
  12. cjbart1009Valued MemberMember

    I never said they were different.

    To the OP
    You can also add a bristlenose pleco if you want. I always make sure I have one or two when I setup a tank.
  13. VortexedValued MemberMember


    The is extremely over stocked.. and who knows the persons filter may not even be able to take such a giant bioload like that!
  14. HappiestCamperWell Known MemberMember

    I'll get the measurements. But it's over filtered + frequent water changes.

    Basically what happened was my boyfriend and I went to look at fish for my tank and he really likes the green tiger barbs, but they are NOT compatible with my peaceful tank so I set up my spare 25 gallon up with my spare filters off my tank so he could have his own fish.
  15. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Overfiltering and water changes don't make up for physical space.
  16. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Whoops My Bad, didn't re check the stocking list.
    Dropping the Tiger Barbs to 6-8 should be fine.
  17. HappiestCamperWell Known MemberMember

    We already went to that plan after seeing full grown barbs today no worries guys
  18. HappiestCamperWell Known MemberMember

    Also is there anyone besides the kuhlis that might do well as bottom dwellers? Mostly out of curiosity because I know very little about this more aggressive communities
  19. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Corydoras Aenus could work but there is a decent possibility that the tiger Barbs will harass them.
  20. HappiestCamperWell Known MemberMember

    I had to use a ruler to measure so it's not perfect but it's roughly 1ft by 2 ft 4-5ish inches