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Old 05-14-2014, 11:34 AM   #1
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Will they get along?

Some people put red tailed or rainbow sharks and sometimes bala sharks in with cichlids while others say you can only put cichlids in with cichlids. Any advice on this? Pros and cons? Thanks

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My red tail shark was a lil bully with my cichlids

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Red tail sharks are very territorial so depending on the species it could work.
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Will they get along?

I just took out my Bala sharks, because they were getting too big. I had them for years, and they were never a problem at all.

I have a rainbow shark in with my cichlids too, he is a little more aggressive/territorial, but since he is the same size, it is not a problem at all. I don't see my rainbow shark hurting any of my cichlids.

Bala sharks get huge, so I can't say about when they are adults. I think a red tail or rainbow shark would be fine though. I like mine. I didn't have the room for an African catfish , and wanted at least one other fish then just cichlids. Love the rainbow shark in there, and it's a good color variation to throw off all that blue. ( ever notice how many Africans have some amount of blue coloring, lol )
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