For christmas my boyfriend got me an aquarium and a red tailed shark. We asked the sales person what fish would go well with the shark and he showed me a very pretty fish so we bought it. At first everything was fine but about a month later I noticed the unidentified fish seemed to be attacking my shark. I thought that I was probably wrong because the salesperson said that the fish was peaceful...thinking someone who owns an aquarium store would know what they were talking about.
The next day my shark was bleeding from its gills and around its fins, and died soon there after.
I have done research since and found that this fish is a Pakistani Loach. Everything I have read about them says they are peaceful fish and that Barbs would be fine to put with them, especially since barbs tend to nip back. I tried several tiger barbs but lo and behold they were okay before bed and when i woke up..dead. He also killed my pleco which he had been buddy buddy with for the first few weeks!
Is what I have TRUELY a Pakistani Loach or is there something more vicious that looks like a pakistani loach?? Is there anything i can put in with him? I have a 30 gallon tank and hate to only have ONE fish!!!!