Adding fish

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by brianbrod1, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. brianbrod1Valued MemberMember

    Tank been up for 2 yrs now. Been keeping fairly small stock in 55 gallon. Have about 15 fish for past 6+ months. Wanna add 5 tiger and 5 albino tiger barbs. Is it OK to add all at once or 5 at a time over a 1 week period??
  2. alinkWell Known MemberMember

    I would say 5 at a time. But do you mind stating the stock you have already so we can advise you of any conflicts the tiger barbs might bring up?
  3. brianbrod1Valued MemberMember

    5 red serpae, 5 rosy tetra, 5 glo light tetra
  4. alinkWell Known MemberMember

    From what I know, housing Tiger Barbs and Tetras together is not the best environment but idk if it could be done successfully. You will have to wait for someone else to answer that, maybe Anders247 knows better?
  5. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    The barbs might work and might not. I have kept barbs in very large schools and they pick on each, but not he other fish. Housing them with tetra may not work. They may leave them alone too. Hard to say.

    Odessa barbs might work better.

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    Last edited: Aug 4, 2015
  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I would agree with BDpups.....
  7. MtnTigerWell Known MemberMember

    Pretty large tank so if you have plenty of cover my guess is that it would work out.

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