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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.

When in doubt, do a water change.
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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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