2 years ago #1
Guest
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What fish can I put in with a red-tailed shark? I want one of those but they're apparently pretty aggressive so, what fish could do okay with them?

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2 years ago #2
kthorkel
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How big is the tank you have? That is going to determine whether or not you can place a red tailed shark in or if you can place anything with it.

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2 years ago #3
Guest
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I have a 50 gallon tank,

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2 years ago #4
kthorkel
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He will need that space for him. He won't get very big but he will want to length of the tank to swim. He won't share the tank well.

Placing them with other fish is always risky. You'd want a fish big enough, but not so big it would crowd him. Fast enough to get a away too.

What is it about the red tailed shark you like? Maybe there is something much easier to include in a community.

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2 years ago #5
kattgirl26
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A fancy goldfish would be okay. I know someone eho has a 50 g tank with a red tailed shark, a fancy goldfish, 2 white skirt tetras and 2 dwarf goramis.

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2 years ago #6
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The previous suggestion of tank mates would be VERY unadvisable. Those species have very different needs. A big one being most are tropical fish and need higher temperatures than the goldfish.

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2 years ago #7
Guest
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I really just like the way that its colored. I like just the red and black like that.

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2 years ago #8
kthorkel
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Ok, that's a good answer Guest. It's something to work with.

They are pretty colored. The red and black. There are fish who are that color who would make nice members to a community and you could add others without worrying about waking up to "fish disappearance".

Cherry barbs are cute and red. Swordtails have some gorgeous red colors. There are also some very pretty fancy tailed guppies. Platy fish will come in red and black also.

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2 years ago #9
anneholly
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I've never kept them, but I've always liked the looks of red minor tetras. They can be quite handsome, and are red and black.

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