Distant Future Upgrade To 55gal

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by HappiestCamper, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. HappiestCamperWell Known MemberMember

    Could any of the "sharks" go with green tiger barbs in a 55 gallon tank?

    We don't have much desire to upgrade if it can't work out so I decided to ask before we spend the money to upgrade.

    Thanks for all the help !

    I know nothing about these semi aggressive guys

  2. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    rainbow and red tails would be fine in a 55. But just one. Their conspecific aggression is high.

  3. HappiestCamperWell Known MemberMember

    Like one fish or one or the other? Sorry if that's a silly question
  4. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    I would say one or the other. and just one
  5. HappiestCamperWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks :) he will be happy to hear he can eventually have his "shark"
  6. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    Go with a red tail. They look much more shark like IMO than the rainbows.
  7. HappiestCamperWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks! What would you stock with green tiger barbs and a red tail in a 55?
  8. tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    Hmm... Good question. Any interest in cichlids? I'm kind of a cichlid guy.


    12-15 tiger barbs
    1 red tail shark
    2 Bolivian rams/rainbow cichlids/ sajicas
    8 zebra loaches

    Lots of options but that's what I'd do with those fish. Wood just have to see how everyone gets along and have a backup plan if it doesn't go as planned
  9. chickenghostValued MemberMember

    I think that Zebra loaches are best as the only bottom dweller. They are kinda possessive
  10. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Sun loaches look kind of like sharks, and will be fine. You could do 8 of them.
  11. HappiestCamperWell Known MemberMember

    We will look into all of these thank you ! We would probably have to pull the krib at that point yeah?
  12. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    No, I don't think so. I have some sun and skunk loaches (they were mixed up) in my 55 with a krib and they are fine together.

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