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    I've been interested in the denison Barb, but I'm worried that a 75g is too short of a tank for them. What are your opinions? I thought about putting a water pump on one side of the tank to add water movement and give them a current to swim against.

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    75G is just about the minimum size for DB's, how many are you thinking of getting?

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    I was thinking about getting around
    6 to 8 although I haven't made my mind up on this tank yet. My wife really likes the pictus catfish, and I'm worried that two schools of 5 to 6 inch fish will be too much for this tank. I just saw a tank with some full sized denisons and it looked amazing, so I'm trying to determine if they could be an option.

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    I think you will be fine with a school of 8, a 75 is fine for these guys as Slaphppy7 showed in his link ;-)
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    Both schools are bottom/middle strata, but I agree, I think 75 gallons is the min but doable if enough territory and filtration is offered.

    Maybe 8 denisons and 6 pictus cats.
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    I was in a lfs yesterday and I saw a couple of amazing looking eb acara in a tank. It has me rethinking what I want to do in this tank. My wife really wants the pictus catfish, what are your thoughts on these two fish together. Are the catfish too active for the acara?

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    Idk about the pictus catfish, but that EB acara is gorgeous :)
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    That's what I thought! This was the first time I've been to this lfs because it's an hour and a half away, but all of their fish look amazing! I doubt I will buy fish from anywhere else from here on out.

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    I hope you're able to get the pictus catfish your wife wants (she should be happy, too) but you really need that acara - he's just beautiful.

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    I agree; I'm not a big fan of pictus catfish, but that acara is awesome. Just remember Cichlid's and Catfish are natural enemies and the two species are both semi aggressive, but could still work.
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