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mileshs95 10-22-2011 11:58 AM

Red Tailed Shark and Black Skirt Tetras?
 
hello, i have a 2in red tailed shark in one tank and 2 1in black skirt tetras in another and i wanted to combine the two and get rid of one. anybody know if they are compatible?:-)

Byron 10-22-2011 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by mileshs95 (Post 871091)
hello, i have a 2in red tailed shark in one tank and 2 1in black skirt tetras in another and i wanted to combine the two and get rid of one. anybody know if they are compatible?:-)

Hard to say. How large is this tank?

You do realize that the Black Widow Tetra [another common name for the tetra] are shoaling fish and must be kept in a small group? As they mature they can get nasty if they do not have sufficient numbers of their own species.

And the Red Tailed Shark is a nasty fish whatever, and often will take a dislike to fish with stripes, which applies to this tetra species. It also grows to 5 inches and needs a 4-foot tank, with carefully selected tankmates.

You can read more on these fish in our profiles, click the shaded names.

Byron.


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