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GT_Raven
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PostPosted: 2012.05.08(Tue)14:51    Post subject: Tiger barb tank Reply with quote

Hi all,

What size tank would be best for around 12-15 tiger barbs, mainly looking at a species only tank. However, I would like to add maybe a Pleco and a few amano / cherry shrimp will this cause issues?.

Ideally I'm wanting a sand substrate and a planted tank?. Would this work?.

Thanks
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2012.05.08(Tue)16:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minimum of 180 litres with a bristlenose. 300 litres with a larger plec but I would not recommend a bigger plec in a planted tank.

Shrimp will make expensive snacks.
If you want to stick to 120 /150 litres Puntius pentazona would work.
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GT_Raven
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PostPosted: 2012.05.09(Wed)5:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, thanks. How many tigers in a 120 litre tank?.
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PostPosted: 2012.05.09(Wed)5:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT_Raven wrote:
Great, thanks. How many tigers in a 120 litre tank?.

None.
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Cinder
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PostPosted: 2012.05.30(Wed)15:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't go with anything less than a 55 gln. for 12 to 15 Tiger Barbs.

They don't do well with lots of other types of fish (they are very fin nippy) so you will want to continue to do good research on what fits in the tank with them.

I had a rubbernose plec (bulldog plec) with mine and they did fine together.
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