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Cherry Barbs Safe With My Community?

  1. J

    JimTemp Valued Member Member

    I have a pretty new 45 gal. planted community tank. I fishless cycled it for a month, and it's had fish for 3 weeks. So far it has 12 Harlequin Rasboras, 10 Cardinal Tetras and 2 tiny Bristlenose Plecos.
    I'd next like to add some Cherry Barbs, as well as a few Cory Cats. My question is about the Cherry Barbs.
    How aggressive are they? Will they bother the Cardinals?
  2. Charchar2 Valued Member Member

    Cherry barbs are pretty peaceful, especially when they have full schools. I doubt they'd bother any of your other fish.
  3. Quiche Valued Member Member

    Agreed. In my experience, cherry barbs are peaceful. They only skirmishes I've had are between the two males, but they ceased once I added a few more females.
  4. J

    JimTemp Valued Member Member

    Thanks. I've read posts where they have chased and nipped other fish, but I'm hoping in a school with a mix of male/female they will peacefully join the community.

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