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  1. #1

    Default Thinking about joining the gbr club.


    0 Not allowed!
    Hey all, as you may know, I am in the process of planning and setting up my new 90 gallon aquarium. The main purpose of this tank will be to house Denison barbs. I haven't decided on all of the other stocking, but I'm leaning towards some kind of tetra school, some cories and a peaceful cichlid or two.
    Today at my LFS I saw that they had a single gbr. He was the most beautiful, healthiest, brightest gbr I've ever seen in person and on sale for $3. I'm not going to lie, I almost had my first impulse buy. I managed contain myself though.
    Here are my questions. Will a gbr do well in a community tank with the basic stocking scheme I've outlined? Do they need to be kept in pairs?
    Denisons are listed in the temperature range of 15 - 25 and gbrs at 25.5 - 29.5. Is that a potential problem?
    If a gbr would work well in my tank, do you think I could buy this one that I saw today and keep him in the ten gallon while I complete a fishless cycle on my 90? He would be in there with 6 neons and some shrimp. Would he eat my shrimp? He's about the size of a quarter or maybe a little smaller.

    Thanks!
    ~Manna
    10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons
    90 gallon fw community in progress

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    0 Not allowed!
    Hey there
    I love my GBRs. I keep one in a 30 with tetras and cories and the other in my 90 with my SA cichilds. So yes, they can live individually - these two could NOT live together. They fought. But they do not fight withe any other fish.
    I would caution, however, that from everything I've read, GRS's do best in a seasoned as opposed to a new tank. they seem to prefer a well established environment and may be sensitive to a brand new tank.

    As for the temp diff between the barbs and the ram - the denison barb profile I just read suggests 72 - 84 F. The GBR is happy in 78 - 85F degrees so I don't see that would as an issue. I'd be more concerned about the unseasoned tank at this point but would see no reason why you couldn't add one down the road. They are gorgeous fish.
    Can't speak to whether they would eat the shrimp but I would highly doubt it.

    Can't wait to see pics of your tank. I love Rose Line Sharks - which is what my LFS calls denison barbs
    Last edited by fishmommie; 02-26-2013 at 09:56 PM.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    0 Not allowed!
    Well crap. I guess I'll have to exercise patience then. I've just never seen a gbr that was so striking in person.
    My ten gallon is well established, but the fact remains that it will take the 90 a while to get established enough to add him in and in the meantime he'll be trying to grow in too small of a tank.
    ~Manna
    10 gallon live planted aquarium with 6 neons
    90 gallon fw community in progress

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    0 Not allowed!
    others may disagree with me but I don't see why you couldn't temporarily house him in your 10 gallon. the neons and shrimp have a negligible bio load. 6 - 8 months in there should not affect his growth.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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