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Old 11-19-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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Red tail black shark

Hi I was wondering if a red tail black shark would be ok to go in with 4 zebra danios and 3 phantom tetras?
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:08 PM   #2
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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?
What size tank? I could see the danios being lunch!!
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:12 PM   #3
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Its 60 litres. About 30 inches
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:14 PM   #4
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Its 60 litres. About 30 inches
60litres = 15 gallons = unsuitable for a red tailed shark.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:23 PM   #5
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Hi yes the tank is a little small for a red tailed black shark,they can be quite feisty! Perhaps way up your options and see what else would be more suitable
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RTS are VERY territorial they may do fine at first but as it matures it will Kill every smaller fish in the tank. I used to have one a while ago It will hunt down and kill danios for sport...
Though I understand the attraction I think they are beautiful fish too...
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Hi RTBS are very quarrelsome and will chase fish all over the place but never had one kill another fish yet? But all the RTBS i have kept have been in much larger tanks at least 30 gallon plus!
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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.
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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.
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!
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I rehomed my shark to someone with 125 gallons after it ate all my zebra danios. I don't recommend them in anything smaller than 75 gallons.

Craigy, you should up the existing schools of fish you have prior to purchasing another species. Go for 6 danios and 5 tetras.
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