Cherry Barbs With Epsei Rasboras

Discussion in 'Cherry Barbs' started by Roxane0470, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Roxane0470Valued MemberMember

    I recently saw some cherry barbs at a local store and was wondering if they are compatible with my 5 epsei rasboras.
  2. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Hi there,
    Water Parameters wise they are compatible. However, may I know your tank size and potential tank mates that they might have?
  3. Roxane0470Valued MemberMember

    23 gallon, my other ideas are a honey gourami and panda corries
  4. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Alright, do you already have the espei Rasboras?
  5. Roxane0470Valued MemberMember


    I have 5 espei Rasboras
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  6. Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    Hmm Okay.
    How about replacing the Cherry Barbs with neon Tetras. Neon Tetras will look great with your set up. Cherry Barbs can also get nippy if they are kept in low numbers. Also, up your espei Rasbora school to 6-8.
    So your stocking would look like this;
    1x Honey Gourami
    6-8 Neon Tetra
    6-8 Espei Rasbora
    6 Panda Corydoras
  7. Roxane0470Valued MemberMember

    That sounds perfect, I was planning on upping the rasboras anyways since they are so much fun to watch thought adding a few more would really bring out their personality. I really like the idea of having 2 types of schooling fish.
  8. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Another option instead of the neon tetras would be celestial pearl danios or ember tetras