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David
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Username: bigwave

Post Number: 267
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 05:00 pm:       

I have 9 tigers, 3 otos and 3 platties.

I was thinking I need to pick up something to take care of pellets that drop to the bottom without being eatten. There are not many, but enough that I have to vac them out on a semi-regualar basis.

Would a small group of panda cories survive in this crowd?

29 gallon with plenty of plants.

Thanks for you opinion!
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Michael R. Monroe
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Username: mrmonroe

Post Number: 1180
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 05:04 pm:       

I would not go with the panda cories. They are to peaceful. I would suggest going with a group of 4 to 6 zebra loaches. THey are active and quick. They should have no problem holding their own with the tiger barbs.
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Joe C
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Username: joe

Post Number: 282
Registered: 12-2005


Posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 07:08 pm:       

Oddly enough, although they are supposedly mid to upper feeders, my gold barbs love eating off the bottom, and clean up anything left over. Plus, gold barbs would be a match for your tigers.
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Carlo
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Username: carlo

Post Number: 181
Registered: 07-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 11:38 am:       

I have albino tiger barbs, and they eat off the bottom. I haven't had much problem with aggression, except at first. They leave the cories alone.
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Snow Dog
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Username: kodiak

Post Number: 12
Registered: 11-2005


Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 10:11 pm:       

I've got 8 Tigers and 2 Juliis and have never had any type of problem. I think any Cory would fare fine with TB's.
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David
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Username: bigwave

Post Number: 268
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 12:58 pm:       

Thanks for the responses.

Mine do chase each other around, but haven't bothered anyone else.

Most of the food is getting eaten, I also think the otos are actually cleaning some of it up.

I'll start looking for cories, however I was also thinking of khuli loaches. Anyone kept them with tiger barbs?
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Leonard S
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Username: mufasta

Post Number: 3
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 01:04 am:       

I have a 37 gallon with 2 tigers, 2 albinos, 1 green, and 2 rose barbs. For the bottom I have 2 zebra loaches. Tank is very clean on the bottom when I vacuum once a week. The loaches are more than fast enough for the barbs. Actually one of the loaches, the bigger which is 2+ inches, goes after the barbs more than the other way around. The smaller, about an inch, just cleans away and no one bothers him.

To add to what others have said, my barbs usually hit the bottom to eat in between feedings. And on the opposite end, the larger loach goes to the top to eat. All are still growing and some food does hit the bottom, but Id rather underfeed slightly than overfeed. Has kept everything balanced so far.
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Kyle
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Username: mr_bean

Post Number: 289
Registered: 11-2004


Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 11:08 am:       

With so many tigers it seems to me like they would stick to chasing eachother around. You might be able to get away with cories, but you'd have to watch them carefully.
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John D
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Username: john_d

Post Number: 428
Registered: 02-2005


Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 11:17 am:       

Also, if you do go for cories, make sure they have some caves or other hidey places to retreat to should the barbs decide to give them a hard time.
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