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  1. Default Five banded (Pentazona) barb


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    I was just wondering if a group of these would mix with my current/planned species:

    White Cloud Mountain Minnows
    Black Skirt Tetras
    Pearl Gourami
    Amano Shrimp
    Pair of Bolivian Rams
    African Dwarf Frogs

    Id also consider swapping the Minnows for a group of them if needs be as I know Minnows prefer cooler temps and my tank is between 24.4 - 24.9'c.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

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    The five banded barb likes their water a little warmer 26-29°C / 79-84° F range. so you might trade in the white clouds. Heres a site with very good information on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1
    The five banded barb likes their water a little warmer 26-29C / 79-84 F range. so you might trade in the white clouds. Heres a site with very good information on them.
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...57316858,d.cGE
    That website says there temp range is 21 - 26'c?


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

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    Quote Originally Posted by serbusfish
    That website says there temp range is 21 - 26'c?
    Your totaly right I took an article from our own website http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...57700187,d.cGE than sent you to another. My Bad .
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1
    Your totaly right I took an article from our own website http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...57700187,d.cGE than sent you to another. My Bad .
    No problem :)

    Either way though I am seeing different temperature ranges on every website I visit, one says 21 - 26, another says 25 - 28, another says 23 - 29, and yours says 26 - 29. A store near me has them in stock so I will ask what temps they keep theirs at, I am probably going to pick some up anyway, they sell 5 for 10.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

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    Either way they are a great alternative to people that want to keep Tiger barbs but dislike their agressive nature.

    If you have found them I would get them as they are not always easy to find.
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  7. #7

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    I think you should pass on those barbs. You already have 6 species of fish in this 29 gallon tank. Your frogs will probably eat the shrimp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    I think you should pass on those barbs. You already have 6 species of fish in this 29 gallon tank. Your frogs will probably eat the shrimp.
    I am getting rid of the Black Skirts, and atm I have no frogs. Im pretty sure dwarf frogs are too small to eat Amano shrimps anyway? People actually recommend keeping cherry shrimp with them so I would have thought Amano's would be fine... the shrimp are always high in the plants anyway and dwarf frogs are usually on the bottom.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

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    I wasn't sure. Never had frogs before but thought baby shrimp might be a good lunch for them.

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    Dwarf frogs are very small, the clawed frogs however would eat shrimp + fish as they grow to around 5 inches.

    Anyway I've had the most stressful experience today! I purchased some pentazona barbs and figured whilst they are in the bag I can transfer the black skirts to another bag, well the black skirts had other ideas. I just could not catch them, they kept darting behind my plants, I ended up removing almost all of them, this resulted in stress for all my fish as tonnes of dirt was kicked up so I ended up doing a water change whilst I siphoned it all out.

    But the black skirts are now in the family tank, the pentazona's are in mine and I also added some more neons which seem much happier now the black skirts are gone. But boy was I getting mad trying to catch the blighters! Never doing that again.


    29 Gallon: Veiltail Betta, White Cloud Minnows, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Bolivian Ram, African Dwarf Frogs, Amano Shrimp

    6.4 Gallon: Halfmoon Betta

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