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Old 09-11-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
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Rehousing red tail shark. Tankmates?

I'm moving a red tail shark because he harasses a group of barbs. I'm putting him in a 29 gallon and once he gets to big will be putting him in a bigger tank.

I was wondering if these fish would be okay with him.

- African butterfly fish
- 2 Electric blue rams
- 3 Otocinclus cats

and I was thinking about throwing in a betta. The shark shares a tank with slow moving fish like guppies and doesn't bother them so do you think the betta would be a problem? Also, he's with 2 halfbeaks who don't leave the surface like the butterfly fish and he doesn't bother them so I don't think that'd be a problem either.

Any experience or recommendations?

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Also, will be heavily planted tank with a cave for the shark. Plenty of hiding spots.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:48 PM   #3
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How big is the red tail shark?
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Only about 2.5"
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I think it is worth a shot but keep an eye on the tank, make sure there aren't any territory wars.

Might be a good idea to change the tank decor around before moving it into the 29 gal.
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #6
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Should do good with a heavy planted tank also make sure u keep a lid on it because he will jump out
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Should do good with a heavy planted tank also make sure u keep a lid on it because he will jump out
If he has an African butterfly fish, he should have a lid on it.
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Don't have the butterfly yet, but yes I will be getting a lid.
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