Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-24-2004, 02:42 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 60
Red Tailed Black Sharks?

I have a 29 gallon with 6 head and taillight tetras. I would like to add a bristlenose pleco and a red tailed black shark. Would they all get along?
__________________

__________________
Pugwinkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2004, 02:48 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Brownsville, PA
Posts: 41
I have a red tailed shark and it doesn't bother anyone. Once in awhile, one of the Tiger Barbs starts nosing around his "house" and he chases it away. I don't have tetras so cannot comment on your exact situation but my experience has been positive with mine. I love my shark. His name is Bruce and the tips of his fins are white. He's beautiful!
__________________

__________________
newlywed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2004, 02:56 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: cincinnati
Posts: 805
Send a message via AIM to Mr Burns
ditto to the above. i've had my RTS for about five or six years and i have never observed any kind of aggressive behavior. in fact, the RTS and loaches actually school together. it should be find with tetras...mine and been through many neons during the early years and is currently cohabitating with 6 danios and 5 rasboras
__________________
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier...just as long as I'm the dictator..."
--George W. Bush, Washington, DC, Dec 18, 2000
Mr Burns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2004, 03:04 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Brownsville, PA
Posts: 41
Another thing to add...I think that as long as you only have 1 shark you're fine. I do believe that they are only aggressive to their own kind. I think I read somewhere that you either keep 1 or keep a large number (like 6 of them) together.
I say get one. They're great fish! Mine loves to swim in the water current and is fun to watch.
__________________
newlywed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2004, 03:47 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ontario
Posts: 46
i have a red tail in with some tetras and some other stuff and have never had a problem
__________________
smidget is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2004, 04:54 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 21
I also agree that having just one red tailed shark would be the best. I have 3 of them in a 55 Gal. and even if it seems to be more than enough room for all of them they still peck and chase each other around the whole tank...pretty punchy bunch. I like to call them the 'terror squad'. There haven't been any casualties or major disturbances though. I've found them displaying this behaviour only towards their own kind (as newlywed had mentioned) and they barely take notice of other fish in the tank. In fact, they just go about doing their own thing (looks like a game of tag or something.) I have had a bunch of tetra in the tank they're in previously, and there weren't any problems...currently they're also with several plecos and there is never any interaction between the two species. Hope this helps and it works out.
__________________
fhqwhgads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2004, 05:06 PM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
Devilishturtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 8,543
Send a message via Yahoo to Devilishturtles
Red Fin Sharks should be kept alone as they are very territorial when they mature. If not alone, they should be in groups of 5 or more. If you get more than one but less than 5, there is a good chance that they will fight each other for their tank space. It is best to keep red fin sharks as the only shark in the tank as well due to thier territorial-ness. HTH
__________________
-Lindsay

Live in the Western MD/West Virginia/DC Metro Area?
Join our very active regional forum Here

Like the advice someone just gave you? Add to their reputation! Click on the balance icon underneath their username and let them know.
Devilishturtles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2004, 06:06 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Burns
ditto to the above. i've had my RTS for about five or six years and i have never observed any kind of aggressive behavior. in fact, the RTS and loaches actually school together. it should be find with tetras...mine and been through many neons during the early years and is currently cohabitating with 6 danios and 5 rasboras
I'm just curious what size of tank you have your RTBS in? Do you think my 29 gallon will be big enough?
__________________
Pugwinkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2004, 06:07 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by smidget
i have a red tail in with some tetras and some other stuff and have never had a problem
Hi Smidget! What size of tank do you have him in?
__________________
Pugwinkle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2004, 06:11 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Erie, CO
Posts: 681
Quote:
It is best to keep red fin sharks as the only shark in the tank as well due to thier territorial-ness
Yup, I had one and it was fine at first. The moment I added an SAE to my tank it became aggressive. Sometimes when the SAE would safely move out of the way it would channel a little aggression on whatever was close by. It used to gladly share space with a few corydoras and that changed with the SAE introduction.
__________________
patryuji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2004, 04:13 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ontario
Posts: 46
hey pugwinkle,

i have my redtail in a 20gal at the moment but he is going to be moved into my 40 here soon
__________________

__________________
smidget is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
led, sharks

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red-tailed sharks lovemybarbs Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 23 03-09-2006 06:56 AM
Red-tailed v/s Red-finned Black Sharks? amitnarain Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 08-04-2005 04:19 AM
red tailed black shark tropic27 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 12-30-2004 01:13 PM
Red Tailed Black Sharks wilson Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 17 05-15-2004 04:30 PM
sad -red-tailed sharks amazonwoman Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 10-14-2003 01:40 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.