Rosy Barb Requirements

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TFA101

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Gender
Male
Nickname
Giovanni
Gallery
Yes
Quarantine?
Nope
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
Prime, Stress Coat+, API Leaf Zone, Betta Max Formula
Experience
More than 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
20 Gallon; 15 Gallon
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Golden Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare), Clown Pleco (Panaque maccus); Glofish (Danio rerio)
Aquarium Start Date
August 2007; December 2011
Aquarium #2 Size
5 gallon
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Feeder Guppies (Poecilia reticulata), Exclamation point rasboras (boraras urophthalmoides)
Tank #2 Start Date
January 2009
Aquarium #3 Size
1 Gallon Bowl
Tank #3 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Male Crowntail Betta (Betta splendens),
Tank #3 Start Date
March 2010
Rosy barbs are awesome fish and I plan to keep 5 of them (2 males, 3 females). I've heard they do much better in a subtropical community, which from what I understand is cooler temperatures in the upper 60's. My tank will house an angelfish, a BN pleco, a flying fox, and some cories. They are Tropical fish and prefer from the mid 70's to the lower 80's. To make sure they're all happy, what temp. should I keep the tank at?
 

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John
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Experience
More than 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
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Aquarium Size
36 gallon
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
2 Zebra Danios
3 Bosemans Rainbows
5 Odessa Barbs
2 Dwarf Gourami's (1 Turquoise & 1 Poweder Blue)
3 Panda Cories
Aquarium Start Date
Since May 2008
Ammonia
0 ppm
Nitrite
0 ppm
Nitrate
10 ppm
Temperature
79
pH
7.8
Lighting
Yes
Aquarium Filter Type
Fluval 205 cannister
Aquarium #2 Size
5 Gallon
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Red Crowntail Male Betta
Tank #2 Start Date
Since June 28 2008
Tank #2 Temperature
80 degrees F
Tank #2 Lighting
Yes
Aquarium #3 Size
5 Gallon
Tank #3 Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
2 small golfish
Tank #3 Start Date
Since April '08
Tank #3 Lighting
Yes
The profile on this site claims a temperature range of 65F to 78F
 
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TFA101

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Location
Pacific Northwest
Aquarium Details  
Gender
Male
Nickname
Giovanni
Gallery
Yes
Quarantine?
Nope
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
Prime, Stress Coat+, API Leaf Zone, Betta Max Formula
Experience
More than 10 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
20 Gallon; 15 Gallon
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Golden Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare), Clown Pleco (Panaque maccus); Glofish (Danio rerio)
Aquarium Start Date
August 2007; December 2011
Aquarium #2 Size
5 gallon
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Feeder Guppies (Poecilia reticulata), Exclamation point rasboras (boraras urophthalmoides)
Tank #2 Start Date
January 2009
Aquarium #3 Size
1 Gallon Bowl
Tank #3 Type
Freshwater Planted Tank
Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
Male Crowntail Betta (Betta splendens),
Tank #3 Start Date
March 2010
uh-oh, I was reading the profile, and apparently, long finned fish like the koi angel I'm planning to add isn't going to fare well. There are always some sort of personality exception, right?
 
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