Barb tank - Limits? 75 Gallon Tank 

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I love tiger barbs but they are just too nippy even in groups for my taste. If you do get Tiger Barbs wouldn't mix them with the smaller Cherry barbs or Neons for that reason.
That said... Three Clown Loaches(will need bigger tank on down the road), 10 of each Tiger Barb, one or two bristlenose, various Corys.
Just a suggestion.
Carol
 

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I will confess that I am biased toward cherry barbs, but Butterfly is right that some barbs will be more pecky, and shouldn't be kept with the calmer and smaller ones. Whatever you get, make sure you get nice, big schools of each type of fish.

I would love to see you tank when it's done.
 
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Okay so ten of each tiger barb, red tail shark, bristle nose, and a handful of corys.

Would there be anything else I could add to the tank?

And in what order should I add these fish? Over how much time?
 

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Good morning,

If you decide to stock a Red Tail Shark, I recommend that you add it last, and only 1. These fish are very territorial and will more than likely be King of your tank. By adding him last may slow down aggression/chasing for a while. As these fish mature and become acclimated to their new environment they lose their shyness big time!

I have a Rainbow Shark (same family) in my 265g. Although he doesn't dare mess with my Bloody Parrots, the Silver Dollars are another story, and they are larger than the Rainbow Shark but are a docile species and they are chased quiet often. A fin nip here and there but no major damage. The Silver Dollars are fast and have a lot of room to escape.

Best of luck and I hope you keep us posted.

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Thanks for your reply Ken. I will be adding my RTS last.

But as for the tiger barbs, how many should I add at a time?
 

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3-5 at a time
 

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Bala sharks also get pretty big and like to school, so i would advise against them so you have more room for barbs. your tank looks great btw, i love the driftwood
 
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Thanks for the input. I'm currently looking for some more options.

I need some more color in the tank, as well as some fish that will stay near the top most of the time.

Current plans:
5 - Tiger Barb
5 - Green tiger barb
5 - Albino tiger barb
1 - RTS
1 - bristle nose pleco
3 - panda cories
 

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Colour - gold barbs. They stay in the middle.
Near the top - danios. Any sort of danios.
 

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IME tiger barbs like to nip the dorsal fins of corys.

I would give the tiger/gold/cherry barb combo a try.
 
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