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Old 09-02-2013, 12:43 AM   #1
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Any peaceful sharks?

I have a 30 gallon with this current stock:

6 Lemon Tetra
4 Cories
2 Blue Rams

I was looking around for a centerpiece fish and was thinking a pearl gourami. But then I seen quite a few sharks/catfish at my LFS. I was wondering if there are any peaceful ones that can live in a community in a 30 gallon tank?

- I plan to add an oto or two to help maintain algae in the future if that matters.

Thanks so much for replies!
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:56 AM   #2
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None of the Cyprinids sold as sharks could work out in that tank
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:34 PM   #3
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I have a Picktus catfish and a Rainbow shark in my community tank. They're both about 5". Everyone gets along fine. But you have to be sure to have a cave or some place for them to hide. I have a cave on both sides of the tank so both fish have their own space.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:44 PM   #4
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I've had an albino rainbow shark in my community aquarium without any problems
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U can have a siamese algea eater
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:58 PM   #6
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I gotta redtail in my angel tank and he is chill with everyone.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:40 PM   #7
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Red tails and rainbow sharks are pretty territorial and pictus cats would eat the other fish.
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I'm getting two different sides here! Haha. Would a 30 be to small for a red tail ?
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:31 PM   #9
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i agree with betta owner. red tails can get to 6" and i dont think a 30 would be big enough to let him have his own territory. hed probably get aggressive as he got bigger.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:50 PM   #10
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Yeah, ideally red tails should be in a 50+ gal with tankmates. I'd also agree with bettaowner that you won't really find any shark options for a 30g.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:22 AM   #11
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Betta, they may be territorial, but I have never had an issue with any redtails ever. This is one is fully grown and has never looked at another tankmate the wrong way.
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What about a rosaline shark/Denison barb. I have 3 in my tank and they are really peaceful.
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