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Old 01-01-2018, 05:30 PM   #1
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He I currently have 5 golden barbs and 6 rosy barbs in a 75 gallon with a red tailed shark anyone have any recommendations of fish to get next?
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He I currently have 5 golden barbs and 6 rosy barbs in a 75 gallon with a red tailed shark anyone have any recommendations of fish to get next?
2-3 more of each, and maybe a small school of Green Tiger Barbs for color contrast? Kuhlii loaches or sidthimunkis for bottom feeders?

I'd be a little wary of that red-tail: they can get aggressive as they get older.
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2-3 more of each, and maybe a small school of Green Tiger Barbs for color contrast? Kuhlii loaches or sidthimunkis for bottom feeders?

I'd be a little wary of that red-tail: they can get aggressive as they get older.
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2-3 more of each, and maybe a small school of Green Tiger Barbs for color contrast? Kuhlii loaches or sidthimunkis for bottom feeders?

I'd be a little wary of that red-tail: they can get aggressive as they get older.
Yeah my red tail shark is super aggressive. I can't have any other bottom dwellers and when it's feeding time he chases everyone so he gets the best bits. The only fish he won't pick on is my severum, he knows better.
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we had to get rid of our red tailed black shark as it got very agressive over the whole tank and hurt one of our albino tiger barbs but its fine now ...the only other agressive fish we got is yellow lab but he only aggresive to female one but not all the time the tiger barbs are quite placid considering they supposed to be agressive in less then 6 ...we only got 3 did have 4 until recently
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Maybe some albino tiger barbs, they look beautiful in small shoals
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You could add 3 Tinfoil barbs. They get pretty big though. for a bottom feeder school you could add 3 clown loaches or some kuhlis.
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Yeah my red tail shark is super aggressive. I can't have any other bottom dwellers and when it's feeding time he chases everyone so he gets the best bits. The only fish he won't pick on is my severum, he knows better.
How long have you had yours I've had mine a month and he's currently smaller than everything in the tank so doesn't seem to show any aggression
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Thanks all, did your red tail sharks become aggressive with age mine is smaller than all the over fish currently and is displaying no signs of aggression
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Thanks all, did your red tail sharks become aggressive with age mine is smaller than all the over fish currently and is displaying no signs of aggression
I've kept plenty, luckily all have been not too aggressive, they would chase other fish from there "territory" but that is all. They are super messy fish so be ready for siphoning all there mulm out
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