View Full Version : ?Cherry Barbs/Barbs for my 55 gallon

09-11-2008, 03:35 AM
The 55 gallon in my bedroom will most likely be setup this weekend, the filter an AC110 is already cycled and has been for around 5 weeks. I would like to put a school of barbs in the tank but how limited will I be to adding other fish with them, I've never had Barbs before and I just didn't want to just be limited to aggressive fish. Would I still be able to put an angelfish, gourami, cory's, or any other fish such as these in with them without the Barbs tearing them up?, I have a spotted Raphael that I thought would be nice to put into the tank and then maybe a redtailed shark but I'm not stuck on the idea of the red tailed shark yet.

09-11-2008, 03:37 AM
Sorry I meant tiger barbs!!!!!!!!

09-11-2008, 05:48 AM
If you 'check' my barb primer, checker barbs would fit your bill. Beautiful, especially when they grow up, and passive. May nibble plants a bit if you have them, meaning you should have a vegetative as well as staple pellets to feed them.