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post #1 of 15 Old 11-17-2010, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
Will ruby shark eat BN fry?

Sorry for the double post, I have another question not related to food!

Can I put some of my BN fry (about 2-3 weeks old) in a 29 gal with a large ruby shark? Or will he eat them? He has recently become quite territorial and chases the other few (much smaller) fish away from his spot under a large rock decoration.

I would like to put some in this tank as there is plenty of algae for them to eat :) and also to compare growth rates in the two different tanks.
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-17-2010, 11:39 AM
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Sorry for the double post, I have another question not related to food!

Can I put some of my BN fry (about 2-3 weeks old) in a 29 gal with a large ruby shark? Or will he eat them? He has recently become quite territorial and chases the other few (much smaller) fish away from his spot under a large rock decoration.

I would like to put some in this tank as there is plenty of algae for them to eat :) and also to compare growth rates in the two different tanks.
I would not risk it. As you have noted ,the sharks can be territorial and baby bristlenose would not know any better than to possibly invade sharks territory.Shark could inflict damage to the smaller fry,it wouldn't need to kill them.

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post #3 of 15 Old 11-17-2010, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
Aww that's a shame, so much algae in there! I might put a few in a breeding box in that tank. I swear, that ruby shark has grown so fast and eats like a horse!!! Lol!
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post #4 of 15 Old 11-17-2010, 12:24 PM
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Congrats on the fry!! Im so desperate to get some BN Plecos but so expensive round here and the algea isbuliding up!

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post #5 of 15 Old 11-17-2010, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
Where do you live and how much are they charging there? Sorry am on the iPod so can't see your info.
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post #6 of 15 Old 11-18-2010, 11:12 AM
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Im in oxfordh and they are charging 13!! Or 60 pounds for a breeding pair! And i get 20 quid a month i cant afford that!! Lol

26 Gallon Community:
5 Platies

4 Mollies

3 Guppys

1 Swordtail
11 Neon Tetras
1 Red Tailed Shark
Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
Snakes-
Coral: Rat X Corn
CoCo: Rat

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post #7 of 15 Old 11-18-2010, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
Whaaaaaat?!!!!! Daylight robbery! I'm in Leeds and bought my large breeding pair in Harrogate for 25 and I thought that was steep! How big are the single 13 ones?
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post #8 of 15 Old 11-19-2010, 01:54 PM
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Sbout 3inhes, i reaslly need some now i got 10 for my report but i dont really want to spend it on just 1 bn pleco but i really need 1...

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4 Mollies

3 Guppys

1 Swordtail
11 Neon Tetras
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Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
Snakes-
Coral: Rat X Corn
CoCo: Rat

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post #9 of 15 Old 11-19-2010, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
Well i'd be happy to give you a couple if you're ever in Leeds in the next few months when they're older! I don't agree with posting fish though so it would have to be a collection :)
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post #10 of 15 Old 11-20-2010, 04:04 AM
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Thanks for the offer but i dont think my mum would take me to leeds!! Never mind lol ill have to keep looking.

26 Gallon Community:
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4 Mollies

3 Guppys

1 Swordtail
11 Neon Tetras
1 Red Tailed Shark
Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
Snakes-
Coral: Rat X Corn
CoCo: Rat

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