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Stocking ideas

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by Tump, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. Tump

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    I'm in process of setting up a planted 55 gallon. It's going to have lots of vallisneria and different hygros. I've always wanted a tiger or black ruby barb tank. I'm looking for someone with experience to give me ideas. What are your thoughts on this stocking list? 10 tiger barbs or black ruby
    10 cherry barbs
    6 bronze cory cats
    8 zebra danios
    Or should I cut out the cherry barbs and up tigers and zebras? Thanks
     
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    I have had both Tiger Barbs and Black Ruby Barbs. The Tiger Barbs are beautiful, but I found their never-ending chasing around the tank got on my nerves eventually. And when I have Tiger Barbs I find that I eventually start losing them as the weakest one gets abused until it dies, and that eventually leads to a nervous few left who soon also die. But, when I recently had Black Ruby Barbs they all did very well, even raising a few babies to adulthood. They are a beautiful fish as well and not as over active as the Tiger Barbs. So, one vote for Black Ruby Barbs. I thought I would like Cherry Barbs, but found they just merged with the background, and I hardly was aware they were there.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Alright. After days of research I think I'm going 12 black ruby barbs
    10 zebra danios
    6 corys.
    1 big mystery snail
    Thanks Vaughn I was leaning towards black ruby but you helped me decide
     
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    @Tump don't remember to post pics in a journal or something :eek: :) :D
     
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    That's a good idea. After I get tank cleaned all start
     
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