Need a big fish to add to community tank.
Hi i have a 65 gallon tank which is 5ft long. I have had fish in it now for about 3 weeks. The tank was partially cycled when i got it thanks to the cannister filter coming from another fully cycled tank. I have an array of fish already in the tank. 3 Tiger barbs, 6 Neon Rosy Barbs, 3 danios, 4 Gouramis and 3 black widow tetras. All the fish seem to be getting along well and seem 'happy' enough. I think the tank looks great but i would like to add one or 2 big fish. Like big angel fish but i heard Angels and Tiger barbs do not get along. Is there any other big fish that i could add to this mix of fish that would be compatible.
65 Gallon Tank
6 Neon Rosy Barbs
3 Zebra Danios
3 Tiger Barbs
3 Black Widow Tetras
Those gouramis can get pretty big already, what type of gourami do you have?
My suggestion, is to get 4-5 more tiger barbs they get along with other tankmates better when properly schooled.
Angelfish is a pretty good choice IMO, especially with a 5ft tank. Though, due to my lack of experience with them i can't guarantee it'll work out. Some members here have a pretty bad experience with this fish, especially during breeding.
40 Gallon (AC110, AC70, AC20 & a sponge filter):
1x female betta
1x Albino BN
2x Albino corydoras
3x Panda corydoras
3x Dwarf gourami (powder-blue var)
1x Male A.Cacatoides
2x unsexed juvie A.Aggassizi
2x unsexed juvie A.Borelli
3x Peacock gudgeon (1m, 2f)
6x North Australian Chameleon Shrimps (Cardina sp?)
20+ Cherry shrimps
The gouramis as mentioned previously, unless of the dwarf variety, will get quite large. I have some Snakeskin gouramis that are about 5 inches long, for example.
8 tanks running now:
1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.
Plecostamus, clown loaches, and dragon gobys all grow up to be 1-2 feet, and are harmless. But they're also bottom feeders, which I'm not sure are what you had in mind.
What about a Severum? They get pretty big, they usually play well with others and they look awesome.
i love my gold severum at first he was so boring cause all he wanted to do was hide, but once he got settled in he quickly became my favorite, such a pretty fish with tons of personality!
55 Gallon Tank - Anacharis - 3 Tiger Barbs - 1 Rainbow Shark - 1 Curvicep - 1 Gold Severum - 1 Plecostomus
30 Gallon Tank - Planning for SW
18 Gallon Tank - Anacharis - 2 Flame Dwarf Gouramis - 2 Paradise Blue Gouramis - 1 Dwarf Gouramis - 1 Rainbow Shark
10 Gallon Tank - Java Moss - 5 Neon Tetra - 35 Cherry Shrimp
10 Gallon Tank - Amazon Sword - Anacharis - Fril - Java Moss - Moneywort - Parrot Feather - 4 Ramshorn Snails
aren't the severum a cichlid? As such, wouldn't they be a little prone to pushing the other fish(esp the barbs) around? And once it got big, wouldn't there be a concern for it eating the other fish?
A Severum is not a good idea. Even if they do not eat the fish the will bully and harass them. Some are docile and work but an equal ammount are mean and will even push around an Oscar.
Angelfish are also cichlids so can also be bullies especially when breeding... they are a definate no-no with tiger barbs ...the tiger cannot help themselves they just HAVE to nip at the beautiful fins of Angels.
I would like someone else said get more Tiger Barbs - a bigger schoal also visually looks awesome in a tank.
As for bigger fish.. Keyhole Cichlids are very relaxed and wouldn't harm a fly there are also many larger gourami's.
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