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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Cherry barbs and a female?

its probably on this website somewhere but I hate using searches on forums(its hard to find anything useful without an hour of time).
I have a ten gallon with 6 cherry barbs. I was wondering if I could put my female betta in with them? Its a 10 gallon tank heated, filtered and cycled.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 07:45 PM
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I've always been told that barbs should have a 20 gallon set up because they grow fairly large. So I believe that you should forgo having any more fish in there and just have your barbs.

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Compatibility/Temperament: Very peaceful, well suited to a community aquarium of non-aggressive fish. Though lively, it is very shy and should not be housed with boisterous fishes. Shoaling by nature, it must be kept in a group of at least six, but preferably more if space permits.

Not sure that helps any

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You can try it, but if the cherries are anything like my 11 rosy barbs, your female betta will NOT be happy. It also depends on the tank setup. I have quite a few plants in my 30 G, but my VT female was only in there for 2-3 minutes before I had to rescue her. I fed the fish GENEROUSLY right before, but after they finished the food, they started to follow the VT.

You can try it, but make sure you have a net handy & at least 30 minutes to observe their interaction.
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Thanks for the help, I think I'll try it but just be super careful

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