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Old 07-07-2004, 02:07 AM   #1
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SHARKS!!!!!!!! YEAHHHH

hey guys, i just got a 6 gallon eclipse system up for about a week now. i have 3 regular sized small (bout 1.5 inches) mollies and platties and 21 babies. what do you guys think about sharks, i was at petco the other day, and i was looking at the like red tailed sharks or whatever. do you think the sharks would get along alright with the regular sized mollies and platties if i moved the babies to another tank??? they look awsome and i wanna be able to tell everybody that i own a shark. that would be sick. thanks
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Old 07-07-2004, 02:17 AM   #2
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I think you should probably wait until you get a bigger tank to start keeping sharks, most sharks get to be much too big for small tanks
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yeah I can't think of any type of shark that will do well in that size of aquarium. Most grow to at least 12 inches long and thus require rather large tanks.
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The thing about sharks, espeically the red tailed/rainbow shark, is that they can get territorial. And also, 6 gallons is a little small to house one I think, as they are very active. The red tailed shark will grow about 5-6 inches full grown I believe, but none the less, I think you would be taking a risk of aggression...even if it is the risk of it just not being happy.

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Another thing about the red tailed shark is you could only have one red tailed shark and no other shark like fish. If it looks like a shark, its a threat to your red tail. So if you wanted multiple sharks, the red tail isn't the way to go. And like devilishturtle said- you will need a bigger tank for him to be happy because he will grow up to be about 6in. 6in in a 6gal is pushin it =o)
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yeah, i think all of you guys are right, im gonna get my 20 gallon tank up and running, then ill get some sharks
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Another thing about the red tailed shark is you could only have one red tailed shark and no other shark like fish. If it looks like a shark, its a threat to your red tail.
This still holds even if you get a bigger tank
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