Hi all! New here, starting 20 gallon!

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Hello Everybody, Im LJ, and Im relatively new to the fishkeeping hobby! As of now, Im planning out a 20 gallon freshwater tank that revolves around 8 tiger barbs and a red tail shark (these fish were my brothers and have lived together peacefully for 5 months) I need some suggestions on new tankmates! I will try to upload some photos ASAP, but my digital camera is MIA at the moment. Either way, cant wait to start posting, Good day y'all! -LJ ;D
 

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Hi and welcome!  Fishkeeping is so rewarding.   Tiger barbs are such a cool fish!

Unfortunately, I would not suggest getting any additional tankmates.  The general rule of thumb is 1 gallon of water per 1 inch of adult-sized fish.  Tiger barbs can grow to be 3 inches, so 8 of them would put you at 24.  A 20 gallon would already be overstocked.  Add the red tail shark that can grow to be 6 inches, and you're at 30 inches in a 20 gallon. 
 

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Welcome to fishlore LJ! good luck with your tank! sounds like you've got your hands full!
tan
 

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yea, i love the little tiger barbs! the RTS is a pretty cool fish as well. welcome to fishlore!
 

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jmitchell said:
Hello Everybody, Im LJ, and Im relatively new to the fishkeeping hobby! As of now, Im planning out a 20 gallon freshwater tank that revolves around 8 tiger barbs and a red tail shark (these fish were my brothers and have lived together peacefully for 5 months) I need some suggestions on new tankmates! I will try to upload some photos ASAP, but my digital camera is MIA at the moment. Either way, cant wait to start posting, Good day y'all!   -LJ ;D
Welcome try getting cherry barbs, 1 dwarf gourami, and tetras, or a pleco
 

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Welcome try getting cherry barbs, 1 dwarf gourami, and tetras, or a pleco
ensure thats a bristlenose pleco NOT a common pleco. the common pleco gets huge and will die in a 20gal tank. cherry barbs are always a good choice!
 

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Welcome, glad to have you with us =)
 

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Welcome To Fishlore!!!!! Were Glad To Have You Here!! Miley
 
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