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Author Topic: new barb aquarium  (Read 1993 times)
barbfan
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« on: April 30, 2016, 09:22:31 AM »

i have a 60 gallon tank with  7 two inch tiger barbs, 2 four inch tinfoil barbs, and seven inch sucker cat fish
what else can i add?
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2016, 11:29:05 AM »

There are several species of fish which are called "tinfoil barb" and they vary in adult size so it would help to have the scientific name.  They are a schooling fish so would need to be in a group of at least 6 individuals.  However, I strongly suspect that your tank is too small for them.  Also, is your "sucker cat fish" a pleco?  There are many species of them too so let us know its scientific name. 

Once we know exactly what you have, we can advise you on other tank mates.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2016, 09:19:07 PM »

Most Tin Foil Barbs are purchased at about 2 inches, but most people don't realize that they can grow to 14 to 16 inches. There re so many beautiful Barbs available. Melon, Ticto, Filament/Black Spot, etc. The Melons can get to about 5 inches.


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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2016, 04:00:57 AM »

Rhombo Barbs, Checker Barbs and Odessa Barbs are all beautiful....Often overlooked in the fish store because they are young and washed out (particularly Odessa Barbs)

These are 3 of the smaller species of Barb too!
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2016, 09:01:24 AM »

My 4 tanks together equal 47.5 gallons. My gosh I can't imagine what I'd do with that, beyond my wildest dreams.

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