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thinking fish compatibility

Discussion in 'Fish' started by Greg J, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. Greg J

    Greg J New Member

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    I'm tying to figure out what fish I'm gonna put into my 55g tank when I get it all set up (prob be a while.) I'm leaning toward tiger barbs since it will be a tank large enough to get a nice schol but I know they are fin nippers so I don't wanna have them annoying everyone in the tank. I'm thinking of making the largest fish a max of 6in long full growth. Any advice on what other fish will go well?
     
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    Can anyone help me out ?
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Greg, Tiger barbs are fin nippers as you said :( Rosie barbs are more peaceful and school well (y)
     
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    If you are using tiger barbs I would use them exclusively. I've heard they can be less aggressive in larger schools, however have never tried it. I stopped stocking them a long time ago when I discovered they were nasty to other fish in a community tank.
     
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    Greg, my suggestion now would be start by doing a lot of research on fish compatibility and I would use this site http://www.aqadvisor.com/ as a starting point.
    Then come back with several lists that you would like to have in your tank.

    Keith:):)
     
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    There seems to be a Data base problem with that site.

    Keith:):)
     
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    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    I was having the same problem, Keith. Not sure what their issue is..it is a very good site and I hope it will be up and running soon.
     
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    Thank you I will try later today.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Thank you everyone.

    After lookin around a bit more I think that once im ready ill move the stock from my current tank into my new tank and restock the 20 long with the tiger's than stock up with other fish in the 55g

    Once again thank you everyone for your help and i really hope this weather breaks so i can finish my one scape and get started on the next lol

    Greg
     
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    I may be the odd one here I had 3 big tiger barbs in my 40 with some other fish. They never bothered anyone of them. Now I have 5 in my 55 gal long. However I still consider myself a novice keeper and still looking for advice and tips I guess take my 2 cents with a grain of salt.
     

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