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Old 09-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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Red Tail Shark or Rainbow Shark + Julii Corys

I just bought the perfect piece of drift wood for a rainbow or red taild shark to hide in. So naturally I now want one. I'll post a picture when Im home.

As far as bottom dwelling fish I have 3 julii corys (will get 3-5 more when water conditions level out) and a bristle nose pleco full grown. The tank is 50 gallons.

I understand both types of shark are semi agressive and need to be the only shark in the tank and that the red tailed shark will be smaller full grown then the rainbow.

1)Would either of them bother the corys?

2)Can you think of something else that would hide in a hollow log?
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Some loaches or small synodontis would be a better option
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Some loaches or small synodontis would be a better option
Would synodontis and loaches do well with a rocky substrate? I have some pretty large pebbles in my tank throughout. Ill have to post a picture tonight.
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The loaches wouldn't do well with abrasive substrate. The same goes for corydoras
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The loaches wouldn't do well with abrasive substrate. The same goes for corydoras
Its not abrasive. They're all smoothe stones they're just big. Like lima beans or bigger.
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This is the substrate. I replaced that fake drift wood with real Malaysian drift wood.
(Yes I boiled it, the tannins didnt leach and it sank right away) and those are 2" dwarf gouramis zipping around.
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Not going after anyone personally I just dont want to discuss the driftwood on this thread**
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Here's the driftwood and the tank for context.
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