I agree, my Tiger barbs loved shrimp cocktails, but they weren't in the original stocking list, and wouldn't last against a parrot fish.Tiger barbs, to me, rules out shrimp unless you're feeling lucky. A great big shoal of them does look pretty nice, though.
i had it established for about a week and ive been testing the water about every 12hrs.I don't want to rain on your parade, but did you cycle the tank with established media? I am concerned you may get an ammonia spike adding that many fish in the first week. If the tank isn't fully cycled, I wouldn't add anything else yet.
And tin foil barbs get big. Real big.
I'm totally newbie to the way you guys do things here, I have a very different tank. not a visually beautiful at all.
I would reccomend one of those Big shrimp with feather mitts like the wood shrimp. they tend to hide, seem big enough to scare off predators, and do AMAZING THINGS for water clarity.
I expect to be rebuked by someone who actually knows what they're talking about, though.