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lowco1 03-10-2009 12:48 AM

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?

1077 03-10-2009 03:35 AM

In my opinion, It's not a good idea. One shark would rule the 55 gal and the other would be miserable.

Fishin Pole 03-10-2009 07:16 AM

I second what 1077 said, 2 redtails are more than likely gonna be an agression issue with one of them losing the battle

Tyyrlym 03-10-2009 10:07 AM

They're not lonely. They're loners by nature.

veganchick 03-13-2009 11:40 AM

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!

Cody 03-13-2009 04:35 PM

+1. My old RTBS could jump out of nets...

ScottishGirrl 03-16-2009 04:30 PM

I wouldnt try it, not worth the risk!
They are territorial, my one (memphis) fights with his reflection!!haha

DropquickMurphy 04-03-2009 01:45 AM

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.

Zincubus 04-04-2009 03:48 PM

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.

Zincubus 04-05-2009 12:42 PM

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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