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Old 01-07-2015, 09:36 PM   #11
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Ya i have 1 red tail shark. I got him 2 months ago. Why?


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Old 01-07-2015, 09:40 PM   #12
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I dunno.. just wanted to know how many sharks you had...

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Oh thought maybe they woudnt get along. So if i cant return him should i buy 2 more?


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I read about them before buying. In liveaquaria it says mínimum tank size 75gallons. Mines 80. If i cant return him should i get 2 more ir just leave him by himself??


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It's actually 70 but an 80 is good. It also says groups of 3 or more.

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Ya i have 1 red tail shark. I got him 2 months ago. Why?


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It matters because the recommendations for RTS is THE ONLY shark in the tank.

Return or rehome the Bala. It will not turn out pretty.



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Old 01-08-2015, 12:05 AM   #15
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Liveaquaria isn't always accurate on their tank recommendations... Some fish they're pretty good, but the Bala isn't one of them.

Recommendations for red tail black sharks being the only shark are in regards to being the only rainbow or RTBS. Balas are just hit or miss with them since they swim at a different level, but can be done... Not in that size tank with no other Balas to diffuse the RTBS' attention though.
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Liveaquaria isn't always accurate on their tank recommendations... Some fish they're pretty good, but the Bala isn't one of them.

Recommendations for red tail black sharks being the only shark are in regards to being the only rainbow or RTBS. Balas are just hit or miss with them since they swim at a different level, but can be done... Not in that size tank with no other Balas to diffuse the RTBS' attention though.

Yes, I noticed LiveAquaria says over a foot long, but list 70g. I just put up the link to show adult size. Tank recommendation is ok for babies.


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Liveaquaria isn't always accurate on their tank recommendations... Some fish they're pretty good, but the Bala isn't one of them.

Recommendations for red tail black sharks being the only shark are in regards to being the only rainbow or RTBS. Balas are just hit or miss with them since they swim at a different level, but can be done... Not in that size tank with no other Balas to diffuse the RTBS' attention though.

I used LA as a reference since the op did also.


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That tank is sick, just saying.


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