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Will Green Tiger Barbs, Opaline And Golden Gouramis And Boesmai Rainbo

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by fishyfish890, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. fishyfish890

    fishyfish890 Mostly New Member

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    Hi everyone,
     
    I just wanted to ask whether green tiger barbs, opaline and golden gouramis and boesmai rainbow fish live together ok?
    I do not mind if there is some fighting but not to much.
     
    These are the stocking plans for the fish:
     
    Green tiger barbs - 5 to 7
     
    Opaline gouramis - 2
    Golden gouramis - 1
     
    Boesmai ranibow fish - 3
     
    many thanks,
    Fishyfish890
     
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    Boesmani rainbow need to be in a group of 5 or more.
     
    The opaline gourami and gold are one and the same species. only with a different genotype but same phenotype.
     
    Tiger barbs are recommended in a species only setup and they may nip the fins of gouramis which are flowing.
     
    what size is your tank by the way?
     
    The gouramis fins will be ripped to shreds and your tank will be a mess because rainbows are fast movers and this may attract the attention of the tiger barbs
     
  3. fishyfish890

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    The tank size is 120l. I have kept a tank filled with 3 boesmai rainbow fish, 3 pearl gouramis and 4 gold barbs. I am not worried about the size of the group of boesmais but if you say 5 then so be it. The gouramis, I think will be ok. So if I have 5 tiger barbs and 5 boesmai rainbow fish would they not be as agressive to each other?
     
    regards,
    Fishyfish890

    Also could anyone tell me, some good fish that could live with the fish above and do not fight to much?
     
    Fishyfish890
     
  4. DerpPH

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    Barbs are technically a gamble. especially tigers, they are the most notorious for that kind of stuff.
     
    The boesmani occur in groups of 50 or more in the wild which does give them more sense of security.
     
    The exact dimensions of you tank are? boesmani need at leas 3 feet of swimming space
     
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    Cherry barbs are generally the safest of the barbs to go with, but you may become overstocked if you obtain even just 5 rainbow fish and 3 gourami. Your at maximum capacity right now if you do one 20% WC per week, though if you tripled your WC's you could probably add a shoal of barbs. Though it doesn't sound like those rainbow fish have a lot of swimming space...
     
    I might go with a cory/loach species instead of the barbs, to occupy the bottom portion of the tank.
     
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    80 cm long 45cm high 30cm wide
     
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    i have 5 tiger barbs, 2 green barbs, 2 gold barbs, 2 black ruby barbs with a red rainbowfish and they get along great
     
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    I have just replied on your other thread, you need to cycle the tank first before adding more fish. Please do not add more fish until the problems you are experiencing have been sorted.
     
  9. N0body Of The Goat

    N0body Of The Goat Oddball and African riverine fish keeper

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    Bosemani Rainbowfish need 120cm long tanks and even that is borderline IMO, I would prefer to put them a in 150cm long term.
     
  10. fishyfish890

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    No, star4 do not worry I'm not looking for more fish and I if I was I'm not adding them for another 8 weeks.
     
    Ok, thank you everyone ofr your suggestions,
     
    Fishyfish890
     
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    :) phew, just checking :) I didn't want you ending up with more problems that was all :)
     
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