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Old 06-27-2021, 08:32 PM   #1
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I just transferred my red tail out of my 40 gal with rams tetra and clown loach. He started getting very aggressive after few months. I got 3 kuhli loaches for his tank .just shark and them. There new so mostly been hiding. My question is if and when they come out is he goin to torture them also.please let me nonif anyone has them mix or and experience with them.

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Old 06-27-2021, 09:37 PM   #2
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Red tails can be jerks, especially to fish that share the floor of the aquarium like they do. That said kuhlis have never drawn any aggression from any other fish ime, even ones that have aggressive personalities, I think the fact that they stay hidden most of the light hours helps
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Thanks for response.so far so good but we will see .hasn't bothered them yet few times they come out. He don't seem to mind loaches for some reason.never bothered my clowns. Just hated the rams and tetras.so we will see.thanks
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They love to swim and really patrol a territory. A 75G plus sized tank is ideal because of their natural tendencies to control an area. Definitely they can be jerks especially when they are in their youth and probably getting the hormonal urges to breed and secure thier own space. I made sure there were what I called race tracks at the very bottom and around the 1/4ish to 1/3rd space int he tank. Kind of like figure 8 type spaces around the glass area at the bottom and room to pass Cories.

My Kuhlis never were in the direct area of the RTS. I guess they hid a lot.

The higher race track was more or less between Amazon Sword, Anubias and Eel grass, stones were more around the bottom, and big tall DW. There was a purposeful space for the swimming. and an open area for the Neons and Harlequins.

All fish would see the shark coming and just switch directions. He was a bit older, adopted him from a long time hobbyist moving and editing fish tanks from his new life.

They also like the stone areh or DW arch type caves to sit under, able to whip around and go out front or back, at any second!
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