25 Gallon...barbs??

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

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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.
 
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Ed204 said:
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.
Thank you for the idea, Idon't believe I've heard of the krib before but it's pretty cool looking !
 
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Update he loves it and it's exactly what we are doing
 

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Good luck!
 

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HappiestCamper said:
Update he loves it and it's exactly what we are doing
Sounds Good! Best of Luck!
 

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

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cjbart1009 said:
There's a green tiger barb if he prefers green. What's the footprint of the tank?
Green Tiger Barb, Normal tiger barb its the same thing and same species just different coloration.
 

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Ed204 said:
Green Tiger Barb, Normal tiger barb its the same thing and same species just different coloration.
Lol did you even read my post? That's why I said if he prefers green.
 

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cjbart1009 said:
Lol did you even read my post? That's why I said if he prefers green.
I understood and read your post.
I'm just clarifying that they are both the same species.
 

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What's the footprint of the tank? Just to see what numbers would work
 

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Ed204 said:
I understood and read your post.
I'm just clarifying that they are both the same species.
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.
 

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Ed204 said:
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.
What..

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

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Overfiltering and water changes don't make up for physical space.
 

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Vortexed said:
What..

The is extremely over stocked.. and who knows the persons filter may not even be able to take such a giant bioload like that!
Whoops My Bad, didn't re check the stocking list.
Dropping the Tiger Barbs to 6-8 should be fine.
 
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Ed204 said:
Whoops My Bad, didn't re check the stocking list.
Dropping the Tiger Barbs to 6-8 should be fine.
We already went to that plan after seeing full grown barbs today no worries guys
 
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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
 

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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
Corydoras Aenus could work but there is a decent possibility that the tiger Barbs will harass them.
 
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TexasDomer said:
What's the footprint of the tank? Just to see what numbers would work
I had to use a ruler to measure so it's not perfect but it's roughly 1ft by 2 ft 4-5ish inches
 
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