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post #1 of 9 Old 01-05-2012, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Guppies plus a Rainbow Shark?

Can a school of guppies be kept with one Rainbow Shark? I just got a new 50 gallon tank and I know I want guppies, rummy nose tetras, and cories. But I also want one 4-8 inch fish that I can put in with them. All the fish of that size that can go with those fish are schooling fish. But I just want one medium to big fish as kinda a center piece. Any other fish I can do?
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-06-2012, 12:44 PM
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I've had no problems. I wish it would help keep the guppy fry population down, but it doesn't seem to. The rainbow shark is not aggressive at all.

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post #3 of 9 Old 01-06-2012, 02:11 PM
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does anyone have experience keeping rainbow shark with any plecos? Specifically smaller ones like the bristlenose? I would love to get a red-tailed black shark but cannot due to it's aggression. If a rainbow shark would be a viable option that would be great. I always assumed they had a similar temperament.
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-06-2012, 07:34 PM
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I actually have had a Red Tailed shark in my 55g along with 2 ruber nose plecos without any problems for the last year.
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post #5 of 9 Old 01-06-2012, 08:05 PM
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exactly what I wanted to here, I have the same tank size and only one bristlenose
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-06-2012, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone else know about guppies and rainbow sharks?
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-16-2012, 01:23 PM
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does anyone have experience keeping rainbow shark with any plecos? Specifically smaller ones like the bristlenose? I would love to get a red-tailed black shark but cannot due to it's aggression. If a rainbow shark would be a viable option that would be great. I always assumed they had a similar temperament.
I have a common pleco about 5cm and a rainbow shark that is about 7-8cm and they ignore one another
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-17-2012, 04:29 PM
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does anyone have experience keeping rainbow shark with any plecos? Specifically smaller ones like the bristlenose? I would love to get a red-tailed black shark but cannot due to it's aggression. If a rainbow shark would be a viable option that would be great. I always assumed they had a similar temperament.
I have one with a bristlenose and a rubberlip in the same tank? No problems.

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-17-2012, 04:49 PM
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My Red Tail Black Shark has no problems with my Plecos. It only had ever had a problem when I had a rainbow shark in the same tank.
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