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Evening all, I have a 193 gallon heavily planted tank which is currently extremely lightly stocked with 25 juvenile green tiger barbs and 12 cherry barbs. Those will go up as time goes on but I'm just stocking it slowly. I'm considering moving my rainbow shark over from a different tank to do the algae eating work. Anyone have any experience of rainbow sharks and cherry barbs? The tiger barbs I'm sure can handle themselves if the rainbow gets a bit rough. The cherries are always going to be on the smaller side though. Thanks.
Thanks for letting me post here and thank everyone for your help! I have a 75 gallon tank, fairly new setup, started the tank on 2 Dec. I have 2 rainbow sharks and several other community fish including 3 Bala sharks, 3 gold tetra, 3 rummy nose, 1 Cory cat, 4 small bristlenose pleco, and 2 deino barbs. Everyone gets along. One rainbow shark chases the other, mostly when it's feeding time, but nothing too aggressive. Seems like stay away from my area. On 14 Feb however, I noticed the two rainbow sharks dancing close to each other. They were spending a lot of time together and lots of this close dancing. I looked up mating for rainbow sharks and they were doing exactly what the video showed. The smaller shark is now spending a lot of time in a small cave. I assume to lay eggs. Then I guess the male will spray them at some point to fertilize. I read that breeding rainbow sharks is difficult. Any advice on what steps I can take to possibly save the babies and raise them up. Thank you!