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GBRs, Tetras, and Restocking Questions.

Just a couple quick questions; 1st, I'm planning on completely redoing my 55g and I'm curious if neons and GBRs are compatible. Also, my lfs is pretty lame when it comes to trading in fish for store credit. Is there any other reasonable option for getting these guys out of here?
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My rams and cardinals get along just fine. I have a male + female pair of blue rams with 13 cardinal tetras in a 29.
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GBR's get a long with almost every community fish.
But they don't like the wild and fast moving fish like barbs.

Tetras are perfect.

Put your fish that you want to get rid off on CL or local Fish clubs.


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GBR's get a long with almost every community fish.
But they don't like the wild and fast moving fish like barbs.

Tetras are perfect.

Put your fish that you want to get rid off on CL or local Fish clubs.
Well shoot! looks like im going to move my barbs to my other tank then! Thanks for the heads up!
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I would try keeping your barbs. I disagree with the GBR not liking fast moving fish. Everything I read about them says that they should be kept with faster moving active fish. (as long as those fish are not aggressive. If your barbs tend to nip then it might not work) It gives confidence to the usually shy GBR to have all the activity around them. I have found this to be the case with my glofish. The more active the glofish are at anytime of day, the more active the GBR is .

You can always move your barbs later if you find this not to be the case

It can be hard to feed the GBR around the smaller active schooling fish. I have been dropping a couple sinking pellets which he loves down to the front of his cave. The glofish ignore the pellets and eat the flakes and my GBR and female betta share the pellets.
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I would try keeping your barbs. I disagree with the GBR not liking fast moving fish. Everything I read about them says that they should be kept with faster moving active fish. (as long as those fish are not aggressive. If your barbs tend to nip then it might not work) It gives confidence to the usually shy GBR to have all the activity around them. I have found this to be the case with my glofish. The more active the glofish are at anytime of day, the more active the GBR is .

You can always move your barbs later if you find this not to be the case

It can be hard to feed the GBR around the smaller active schooling fish. I have been dropping a couple sinking pellets which he loves down to the front of his cave. The glofish ignore the pellets and eat the flakes and my GBR and female betta share the pellets.
GBR's will be very shy around Barbs, I had them together for a week and it did not work.


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i've GBR + about 20 cards/neons in my tank right now. i used to have barbs...they seemed to get along fine, but the bigger problem i had was that the barbs were absolute pigs and would eat way more than their fair share.


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I currently have 6 barbs, none of which are fin nippers, and 4 GBRs. They seem to be doing fine, but I would like to see a little more activity out of my GBRs, 2 of them are pretty shy.

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i've GBR + about 20 cards/neons in my tank right now. i used to have barbs...they seemed to get along fine, but the bigger problem i had was that the barbs were absolute pigs and would eat way more than their fair share.
Yeah my barbs are quite the pigs as well.
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