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Old 03-10-2009, 01:48 AM   #1
 
red tail sharks

So I have heard to not put 2 red tail sharks into the same tank together is it really that much of a problem because my poor shark looks pretty lonley and he is in a 55 gal tank?
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:35 AM   #2
 
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In my opinion, It's not a good idea. One shark would rule the 55 gal and the other would be miserable.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:16 AM   #3
 
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I second what 1077 said, 2 redtails are more than likely gonna be an agression issue with one of them losing the battle
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:07 AM   #4
 
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They're not lonely. They're loners by nature.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:40 PM   #5
 
I agree. he should be just fine! I <3 rts. MAKE SURE U KEEP A REALLY TIGHT LID ON! Babies can jump about a foot in the air, so I don't want to think about what a full grown RTS would do!
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:35 PM   #6
 
+1. My old RTBS could jump out of nets...
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:30 PM   #7
 
I wouldnt try it, not worth the risk!
They are territorial, my one (memphis) fights with his reflection!!haha
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:45 AM   #8
 
ya if you decide to put other fish in the tank with the red tail make sure you have a little cave or something so the red tail can claim it as its own.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:48 PM   #9
 
I have managed 2 in a four foot tank a few years ago . There were plenty of hiding places and plants , though. I also had a red fin shark in there as well.

As above - one will be dominant.
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:42 PM   #10
 
Another option I tried and had success with was to add a Clown Loach or two or more.

A while ago I had A large Red tail black shark and it's buddy a clown loach - they were inseparable !!
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