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Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by dub86, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. dub86

    dub86New MemberMember

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    Upgrading from a 20g long planted tank, to a 55 gallon planted sand tank because I am overstocked.

    I am looking to relocate to the 55:
    1 x Dwarf Gourami
    5 x Bloodfin Tetras
    1 x Clown Pleco

    ..and add
    4 x Green Tiger Barbs
    4 x Electric Glo Tiger Barbs
    1 x Rainbow Shark
    and maybe some cory cats.

    What can I get to clean the glass seeing as Oto Cats are a No-No?

    How will all these guys get along? I have read here that the RB shark and the Tiger Barbs may bicker a bit.

    Thanks.
     
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    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

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    Why are otos a no-no?

    With a rainbow shark I would skip the cories.

    I would up the bloodfins to about 10 and the barbs to about 12.
     
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    dub86New MemberMember

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    From what I read, everyone says that the Tiger Barbs will eat the Otos.
     
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    Your RS will bicker with the barbs for sure, but they're a bickering fish. The TBs are a good match because they can take the bickering.
     
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    I'd go with a few porthole catfish instead of cories. I'd also recommend adding more bloodfins.
     
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    dub86New MemberMember

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    Why the Porthole Catfish over Cories?

    Increase Bloodfins to 10?
     
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    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

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    Because they'd be better with the shark than cories would.
     
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    Wow, I have never even seen one of these Portholes. Not sure where I would get one.
     
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