Rainbow Shark Fin-Nipping
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Tropical Fish Diseases » Rainbow Shark Fin-Nipping

Rainbow Shark Fin-Nipping

This is a discussion on Rainbow Shark Fin-Nipping within the Tropical Fish Diseases forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Hello, I recently bought a Rainbow Shark along with 3 Black Swords and 1 Comet Goldfish (biggest fish in my tank). I also had ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Scalare Angelfish
Scalare Angelfish
Leopold Angelfish
Leopold Angelfish
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Rainbow Shark Fin-Nipping
Old 07-15-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
 
Rainbow Shark Fin-Nipping

Hello, I recently bought a Rainbow Shark along with 3 Black Swords and 1 Comet Goldfish (biggest fish in my tank). I also had 4 Goldfish in my tank previously.

My Rainbow Shark has been fin-nipping every single fish in the tank, and I don't know what to do. Will it calm down after a while? This is the first day that it has been in the tank. It does go to some of it's hiding places, but when I feed my fish, it doesn't get the opportunity to eat much.

Also, my Rainbow Shark is the smallest fish in my tank, so it doesn't really have the ability to "hunt down" any other fish as they are all bigger than it.

Any ideas as to what I can do? I am considering giving it back to the pet shop.
A Polynomial is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Re: Rainbow Shark Fin-Nipping

Quote:
Originally Posted by A Polynomial
My Rainbow Shark has been fin-nipping every single fish in the tank, and I don't know what to do. Will it calm down after a while? This is the first day that it has been in the tank. It does go to some of it's hiding places, but when I feed my fish, it doesn't get the opportunity to eat much.

Also, my Rainbow Shark is the smallest fish in my tank, so it doesn't really have the ability to "hunt down" any other fish as they are all bigger than it.

Any ideas as to what I can do? I am considering giving it back to the pet shop.
Return it to the lfs. Rainbow sharks are very aggressive and are not suitable in community tanks. They are best left with other fish that can defend themselves.
Lupin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2007, 05:54 PM   #3
 
Re: Rainbow Shark Fin-Nipping

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin
Quote:
Originally Posted by A Polynomial
My Rainbow Shark has been fin-nipping every single fish in the tank, and I don't know what to do. Will it calm down after a while? This is the first day that it has been in the tank. It does go to some of it's hiding places, but when I feed my fish, it doesn't get the opportunity to eat much.

Also, my Rainbow Shark is the smallest fish in my tank, so it doesn't really have the ability to "hunt down" any other fish as they are all bigger than it.

Any ideas as to what I can do? I am considering giving it back to the pet shop.
Return it to the lfs. Rainbow sharks are very aggressive and are not suitable in community tanks. They are best left with other fish that can defend themselves.
Okay then, I just put him in a small container with a good seal. I gave him some food but he's not eating, he's probably scared from the transfer from the tank to the container. I'll return him tomorrow. Thanks for the post :).
A Polynomial is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rainbow Shark shane3fan Freshwater and Tropical Fish 1 10-22-2009 08:21 AM
rainbow shark mullinsd2 Cyprinids and Atherinids 6 06-12-2009 03:17 AM
rainbow shark taylorg Catfish 4 01-22-2009 11:45 PM
Help rainbow shark nfored Cyprinids and Atherinids 4 04-30-2008 05:44 PM
rainbow shark sharkid Cyprinids and Atherinids 3 02-19-2007 05:07 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:43 AM.