Small tiger barbs

Spartacus1738

Set up this quarantine tank for these 9 tiger barbs then will be moving them in 55 gallon tank.
Its not standard 55 gallon as its more tall and will
30 inches long 22 inches wide and 25 inches tall.

1. Can i house two more in given size its holds more than 55 gallons of water.

2. What can i feed them as they are small in size and how much.

Kindly give suggestions.
 

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WRWAquarium

11 full size barbs in that tank is fine in my opinion, I would probably add other fish too!

For small fish any flake can be crushed up smaller. Hikari micro pellets are a good food for smaller fish. My black Ruby barbs are ravenous feeders watever I put in for them.
 

Basil

Pretty tank!
Yes, 11 should be fine. If adding other fish, I might stick to just 9 but I tend to understock. I’ve never had my tiger barbs refuse any kind of food. I feed flake, small pellet, and frozen.
 

Spartacus1738

Thank you Basil, I’ve got 11 tiger barbs in the quarantine tank.
11 full size barbs in that tank is fine in my opinion, I would probably add other fish too!

For small fish any flake can be crushed up smaller. Hikari micro pellets are a good food for smaller fish. My black Ruby barbs are ravenous feeders watever I put in for them.
What can we add as a center piece fish with them.
 

Basil

Thank you Basil, I’ve got 11 tiger barbs in the quarantine tank.

What can we add as a center piece fish with them.
That I’m not sure about. I don’t do centerpiece fish per se.
My 75 g has 12 tiger barbs, 5 Queen loaches, and one flying fox. I guess the fox could be considered a centerpiece but I just
consider him a very cool fish! :D
And although that stocking might sound sparse in a 75, they are all extremely active fish and fill the entire tank at any given time. Well except when I walk by and they all fly to the “feeding corner” lol!
 

Spartacus1738

Just want a different 1 fish that can cope up with tiger barbs.
W
11 full size barbs in that tank is fine in my opinion, I would probably add other fish too!

For small fish any flake can be crushed up smaller. Hikari micro pellets are a good food for smaller fish. My black Ruby barbs are ravenous feeders watever I put in for them.
What other fish can u suggest one one single fish if there is an option i would love to try but if no that would be fine also as i dont want any fish to get stressed or hurt.
 

WRWAquarium

I have a single kribensis dwarf cichlid with my barbs and a BN pleco. I guess the kribensis is the centerpiece but It was a rescue fish and she's happy in there so I went with it.

Both are boisterous enough and put the barbs in there place if need be.

So yes I think a dwarf cichlid could work and a pleco. Rainbow fish might be a good option. Not really a centerpiece as they like a group. Avoid an angel or long finned fishes, I think the barbs would find the fins irresistible to nip!
 

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