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post #11 of 12 Old 04-14-2012, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
Originally Posted by Tazman View Post
Be extremely careful adding it to a tank with another shark..They generally DO NOT get along well together.
The older shark will see it as a threat and likely stress the younger one to the point it will cause problems or at worst death.

The tank would need areas that both fish can claim as their territory and also for hiding should aggression show.
I'm going to wait until the older one dies it seems like it will be soon he usually just lays on the bottom until feeding time
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post #12 of 12 Old 04-15-2012, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by jrury View Post
I'm going to wait until the older one dies it seems like it will be soon he usually just lays on the bottom until feeding time
This species lives to 15 years, assuming it is healthy and in the proper environment. At 4 years it is still quite young. And Tazman is quite correct, never put two together. You can read more in the profile, click the shaded name Red Tailed Shark.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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