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Maiachan 01-05-2012 08:48 PM

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?

spkehl 01-06-2012 11:44 AM

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.

rjwwrx 01-06-2012 01:11 PM

/threadjack

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.

coydog429 01-06-2012 06:34 PM

I actually have had a Red Tailed shark in my 55g along with 2 ruber nose plecos without any problems for the last year.

rjwwrx 01-06-2012 07:05 PM

exactly what I wanted to here, I have the same tank size and only one bristlenose

Maiachan 01-06-2012 07:19 PM

Anyone else know about guppies and rainbow sharks?

nicolaas 01-16-2012 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjwwrx (Post 942169)
/threadjack

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

spkehl 01-17-2012 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjwwrx (Post 942169)
/threadjack

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.

coydog429 01-17-2012 03:49 PM

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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