Same Sex / Harem Cherry Barb Tank

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Has anyone tried a same sex cherry barbs or harem in one of their tanks? I'm interested in doing an all female CB tank or harem. So far I only have two males and two females, yes I know, they need to be in a school of six or more. But when I bought my CB at a local pet store, they only have four at the time, but I'm planning on getting some more in the future. I recently moved one of my males in a 5 gallon because he keeps chasing everyone in the tank and spooking the cory catfishes.
 

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You'd be fine with either all females or with a harem. I'd add the male CB back - he should stop chasing whenever you add more CBs to make him feel more comfortable.
 
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Thanks for the response! I'm planning on trading a few of my fish for some female CB at my local fish store (if they have any lol).
 

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IME, males do best with a ration of 1:2 males to females. The males will be mostly distracted by the females and co petting with the other males to bother any other fish.
 
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Thanks for your response! The pet store has only four CB (two males and two females). Planning on getting more females in the future whenever I have the time!
 

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