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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Tankmates for Gold barbs and SAE

I haven't posted here in a while, but I need some advice, so here's the deal. I just inherited a 20 gallon community tank from my brother, who was getting bored of it. pH is 7.5, and the temp is usually at ~84 because the blasted heater is broken and can't be adjusted anymore. It is currently housing 5 Gold barbs (Puntius semifasciolatus) and a Siamese algae eater (probably Crossocheilus siamensis). I was wondering what types of tankmates would be suitable for this setup. What does everyone think?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 09:17 PM
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stick with other semi-aggressive fish.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 09:44 PM
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You could do a species only tank and get bunch more gold barbs, or other types of barbs.

Barbs are notorious fin nippers, so you dont want anything in the tank with long/flashy fins.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 11:57 PM
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Semi aggressive. Or... You could give away/wait out the barbs and make a sorority? Haha.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Would a Dwarf gourami work out, do you think? I was thinking of some Rummy-nose tetras or Cardinal tetras as well. I know they're all a bit flashy, but the barbs haven't displayed any fin-nipping behaviours as long as we've had them. They're quite peaceful little fish in my (admittedly limited) experience.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 07:20 PM
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Don't add any more, would be my advice. All those fish are pretty large and barbs are active, so I'd call that fully stocked.

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