Tinfoil Barb - Planted Tank Mates

Tinfoil Barb

13” | 6 or more | 75 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

Barbonymus schwanenfeldii

Characteristics:

Max Size: 13″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 3 – 10

dKH: 4 – 7

Tank Size: 75 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Keep with larger community fish like angelfish, dwarf cichlids, plecos, rainbowfish

Notes

Although they’re generally peaceful for a larger size fish, they can eat nano fish and invertebrates.  They’re a schoaling fish and prefer to be kept in groups of 6 or more.  A large tank is required to keep a group.

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ImageTinfoil barb (Barbonymus schwanenfeldii).Harlequin rasbora fish (Trigonostigma heteromorph).German blue ram fish (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi).Cardinal tetra fish (Paracheirodon axelrodi)Lemon tetra fish (Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis).Cherry barb (Puntius titteya).
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Description

13” | 6 or more | 75 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

2" | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.2 | Peaceful

2.5" | Single | 20 gal

PH 6.5 - 7.5 | Peaceful

2" | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6.2-7 | Peaceful

2" | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

2” | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-8 | Peaceful

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Barbonymus schwanenfeldii

Characteristics:

Max Size: 13″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 3 - 10

dKH: 4 – 7

Tank Size: 75 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Keep with larger community fish like angelfish, dwarf cichlids, plecos, rainbowfish

Notes

Although they're generally peaceful for a larger size fish, they can eat nano fish and invertebrates.  They're a schoaling fish and prefer to be kept in groups of 6 or more.  A large tank is required to keep a group.

Trigonostigma heteromorpha

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 - 7.2

dGH: 3 – 6

dKH: 4 – 8

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Avoid aggressive or territorial species or large fish with big mouths.

Aphyocharax anisitsi

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2.5″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 78° – 85°

PH: 6.5 – 7.5

dGH: 6 – 14

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: Single

Tank Mates

Most nano fish and peaceful dwarf cichlids including but not limited to:  Cherry Barbs, Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Guppies, Plecos, Dwarf Corydoras, Loaches, Otocinclus

Notes

German Blue Rams are popular for their super vibrant colors.  They're a smaller and peaceful cichlid, but require tight water parameters and need a lot of space when housing more than one.

Paracheirodon axelrodi

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Expert

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 73° – 81°

PH: 6.2 – 7

dGH: 3 – 6

dKH: 2 – 6

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches, Otcinclus, dwarf shrimp and snails

Care

Cardinal Tetras require a more experienced fish keeper.  They’re very sensitive to water changes and require softer to neutral waters.  They’re able to reach 2” in size and the red & blue markings run the full length of their body.  General rule is 2 gallons per fish. 10 Gallon tank at a minimum, but push for 20 or more for healthy and happy fish. Avoid aggressive or territorial species or large fish with big mouths such as cichlids.

Learn the difference between Cardinal vs. Neon Tetras

Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68° – 75°

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 4 – 8

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches, Otocinclus, dwarf shrimp and snails

Notes

Lemon Tetras have vibrant fins and a more flat, diamond shaped body.   They're very active swimmers, so a 20 gallon tank would be ideal for a group of 6 or more.  Avoid aggressive or territorial species or large fish with big mouths.

Puntius titteya

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 8

dGH: 3 - 10

dKH: 4 – 7

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Platies, Loaches, Otocinclus and snails.  Avoid fish with long fins like bettas and guppies.

Notes

Cherry Barbs are actually peaceful compare to other barb species.  They grow up to 2" in size and are great tank mates with general nano community fish.

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