01-08-2008, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by tophat665
Skip the elephant fish - the tank's not big enough, they need live food, they're noctornal and moody, prone to disease, and generally hard to keep alive.
If you're going with the RTBS, I would also probably skip the dwarf cichlids, though I am on less firm ground here. I don't know that the shark would harrass them, but they to are bottom dwellers and it might, particularly if they spawned and had tasty fry following them around. Flip side is, though they are more peaceful than most cichlids, it's possible that if they did spawn and the shark did go after the fry, they could conceivably beat the snot out of him.
But if I bought the Shark as a baby, and it grew up with small fish, would it still try to eat smaller fish as it grows up?
I know this is true for Oscars and other Cics, but I am not sure about sharks.
Because when I do buy the fish, I am getting all babies. The Tiger Barbs are like an inch long, and the RTBS is like 1.5-2" long.