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KatzeSlaugen
03-14-2009, 05:08 PM
The other week i got 7 cherry and 7 golden barbs. I know they like to school but from what I've read they prefer to school with their own kind. Mine however are all schooling together. Is this normal or is it because they are all relatively small ( the longest not even reaching an inch in length)?

Lady Hobbs
03-14-2009, 05:17 PM
Depends on the tank size. In a small tank, they can not prevent being together. If they had more room, you may see more division of the different species.

KatzeSlaugen
03-14-2009, 05:20 PM
my tank size if 25 gallons, and i see them swimming all which way especially through my hygrophila. I just wondered if it was normal for them to school like that

KatzeSlaugen
03-14-2009, 05:56 PM
oops i meant 5 each not 7. Heres some pictures of my little guys these are actually the first pictures of fish I'v ever taken. Enjoy!
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg220/awzuch/DSC_1092.jpg
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg220/awzuch/DSC_1106.jpg
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg220/awzuch/DSC_1107.jpg
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg220/awzuch/DSC_1116.jpg

KatzeSlaugen
03-14-2009, 05:57 PM
http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg220/awzuch/DSC_1119.jpg

mac
03-15-2009, 06:30 AM
Nice pics. Your fish look very nice. How big is the tank?

mac

Lady Hobbs
03-15-2009, 02:03 PM
Your pictures are nice. Thanks for sharing. I really like the cherry barbs and have thought of getting them for awhile myself.

If you added all your fish at once, watch out for an ammonia spike. Adding 14 fish all at once to a 25 gallon tank will take some caution.

ILuvMyGoldBarb
03-15-2009, 02:43 PM
I noticed that you have 3 Male Cherry Barbs in one picture. You may want to add one more female to that mix. I always stock Cherry Barbs on a 1:1 ratio of males to females.

KatzeSlaugen
03-16-2009, 02:11 AM
I've done water tests daily since putting them in (cant be too safe) and the parameters have remained relatively steady. As you stated the ammonia did rise a little the first day but not to dangerous levels and is already almost back to normal. Thank you GoldBarb for the advice i may just have to get another! Any excuse to get another fish is fine with me haha

ILuvMyGoldBarb
03-16-2009, 02:20 AM
Any rise in Ammonia is dangerous. There's no such thing as a safe ammonia level. The only time it is "safe" is when your pH is low enough to have your ammonia in ammonium form.

KatzeSlaugen
03-16-2009, 09:53 PM
Any rise in Ammonia is dangerous. There's no such thing as a safe ammonia level. The only time it is "safe" is when your pH is low enough to have your ammonia in ammonium form.

learn something new every day! haha thank you though i actually didnt know that. im going out tonight so im going to see what i can get to deal with that little problem

zx42
03-28-2009, 05:48 AM
I have 6 cherry barb and they don't school at all they just go around pecking the floor. And I keep mines with 2 female per male.