Jus must be way she appears its all on a good solid stand
Ok so see if lfs will take the black fin and serpae for sure....
I do wanna see them schooling for sure.... hate to have to try to take gold barbs and cherrys back too
Maybe keep the 4 danios 6 tigers and 1 green tiger 2 cherrys and 2 golds return the black fin and serpae and get 3 more green tiger barbs... but ya in still not confident they will be achooling as the gold and cherrys seem to have no interest in swimming with the tigers lol
I know it's hard to let go of fish, especially if you probably just got them. It's a hard decision but I'm only making these suggestions based on what's best for the fish and their ideal environment to thrive in. It always works out better that way, from experience.
Here is how I'd modify your intended stocking:
- Tiger Barbs
- Zebra Danios
- 2 gold barbs OR 2 rosy barbs OR return both species. I would not keep both.
- Green Tiger Barb
- Black Fin
Get More Of
- At least 2 more zebra danios, but you may chose to go 8 total for their safety.
I'd pick either the gold or rosy barb. I wouldn't keep both. This is becasue you can't have a 6+ shoal of all three types of barbs AND the danios without over stocking your tank. Honestly, if it were me, I'd return all barb species except the tiger barbs. That way you can have more of that one species and they will be healthier for it, too.
My conclusion based on what you said
(NOTE: Six of each of these fish gives you 106% stocking. I wouldn't go anywhere near more fish than this if you keep these species until you know for certain you keep maintain the tank at that stocking level. Running overstocked tanks is not recommended unless you have a lot of experience.)
If it were my tank, what I'd stock it with:
Why? Kuhli Loaches are bottom feeders and will eat the extra food that falls to the substrate. This will keep the tank just a little cleaner. The barbs as the shoaling middle fish to keep the tank active and looking alive. The gourami as the top level single fish who's colorful and is OK to be alone.
That's just my taste, though.
I wish you the best of luck and have fun! Post up some pictures when you make some changes, I'd like to see!
I'm not recommending you get any of the fish I would stock my own tank with. I don't know your water parameters
therefore I can't accurate suggest what to stock your tank with. Just putting my opinion out there.