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  1. #1

    Question Can I have all male cherry barbs?


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    I'm looking to get a shoal of cherry barbs but I really like the look of the males a lot more than the females. If I can I would like to only get males but will this cause fighting?
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    You sure can - just expect that they be just a tad more drap - without a female around to show off to.

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    Check out longfinned cherry barbs -

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    A 1M to 2F ratio would give you a really nice school with great colors on the males. The longfinned females I have seen have better color than the regular finned girls.
    Last edited by gronlaura; 04-15-2014 at 11:00 PM.
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    i wouldnt recommend any long finned fish to any one.... but you can have all males if you want
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    You can keep all males if that's your preference but like sandz said; the males will show off their colors much more with females.

    Nothing wrong with long finned fish as long as they are kept with non aggresive tankmates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genocidex View Post
    i wouldnt recommend any long finned fish to any one.... but you can have all males if you want
    May I ask, why no long fins?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    May I ask, why no long fins?
    I don't like them because it isn't natural and many species are line bred to get the long fins.
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    Thanks for all the replies my one question is if I did want to put in some females in whats the lowest amount of female to male barbs i could I put in. I imagine that if I put only say 2 or 3 females in with double that amount of males they would be pestered to much is this true?
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    You generally want 1m 2f... you could get away with 1/1 but if some were to die for whatever reason you will have an issue with the males being over persistant and stressing females.

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    I personally go with the traditional ratio of males to females. Like what has been said before, the males will show better color that way, but also you're going to see a wider range of behavior. It'll make everything just that much more interesting.
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