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Tinfoil Barb in Planted Tank

Good morning. As I mentioned in an earlier thread, One possible tank I'm considering planting is my 20H. The tank, though, has a six inch Tinfoil barb and a couple of cherry barbs in it. Will this tinfoil be a problem in the tank other than possibly knocking thing around due to his size? Thanks.
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i suggest you take the 6" tinfoil to s pet store. that fish in a 20 high is HORRIBLY over stocked. thts not good for those fish, they get about a foot long.

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Yes, I originally thought it was 6-inch long fish. A 6 inch TFB is a monster. I would think he would need 100 gallons minimum.
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They are pretty much like a bull/lawnmower in a china/bonsai store. If you want to do plants successfully you're not going to be able to keep the tinfoil. The cherry barbs would be fine though.


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You may have to note that a 6 inches TFB will still grow. Most TFBs can reach 12 inches. And yes, they have a tendency to decimate all your plants.

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had 3 in a 180 gallon tank and they took care of a lot of plant s before i took them out .
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-03-2007, 05:45 AM
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if im not mistaken alot of barbs eat vegitaion as part of there diet.
tfb will destroy your planted tank and might even eat your ground cleaning crew if you wanted any.
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