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Old 11-21-2011, 04:04 PM   #11
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Hi I was wondering if a red tail black shark would be ok to go in with 4 zebra danios and 3 phantom tetras?
As already mentioned, RTS's become very territorially aggressive as they mature and, despite literature, it's not relegated just to fish that resemble them. I recommend a 75gal at minimum with plenty of decor, DW, plants and caves to help establish territories for it to claim.

Their territorial aggression (a polite way of saying nasty attitude) can extend to an entire tank ... so even large tanks are no guarantee.

But hey ... they are pretty fish!
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Hi sorry to hear about your losses,I know rtbs can be feisty but never realised they could be that feisty! Good luck re-homing your culprit!
Thanks. He's on his last warning :P He is so hard to catch I haven't been able to rehome him yet
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I have one and I'm in the process of finding him a new home. Very nice to look at but nasty attitude. Mine has killed two of my cories over the last month.

i would would totally take him but you wont get him to iowa alive i have a 5 inch BTS and a 7.5 inch bala in my 55
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As already mentioned, RTS's become very territorially aggressive as they mature and, despite literature, it's not relegated just to fish that resemble them. I recommend a 75gal at minimum with plenty of decor, DW, plants and caves to help establish territories for it to claim.

Their territorial aggression (a polite way of saying nasty attitude) can extend to an entire tank ... so even large tanks are no guarantee.

But hey ... they are pretty fish!

i have one of those half peices of sunken ship that he holds hostage lol
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