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RED TAILED B SHARK AND IS THIS A GOOD IDEA?

Postby chase malase » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:08 pm

hi i have been in this hobby for about a year,
i have a 20g stocked with
2guppies(and 12 babies i think)
5neon tetras
1b nose catfish
3glass catfish
1 albeno cat
4 zebra danios

i was thimking of housing a red tailed shark in a 10g or 20g new tank what tank size would be best and what other fish would go good with it. plants or no plants? driftwood bogwood or neither? gravel or sand?and do i really need a secure lid incase of jumping.and what would be good hiding places.

2nd i have a breeding net holding my baby guppies sometimes my neon tetras get stuck on the side.So i put a titac container at the side so they couldnt get stuck (its the only thing i could fid at the time) is this a good idea?
yours faithfully,chase
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Postby chase malase » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:09 pm

tictac**
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Postby Jan » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:53 am

Sorry to say this but I would'nt think about a Red Tailed Black Shark in a 10 or a 20. I have recently adopted mine with a tank I bought ( 4 foot, 60 gallon ). He is at least 6 inches long and very active, looking at the way he darts about in my tank I would think anything less than a 4 foot would not be suitable if you want him to be happy.
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Postby gbk » Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:30 am

I agree with Jan.

I've got mine in a 3' and it's not really big enough for him. They are very fast swimmers when they have a mind to and grow quite large.
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Postby chase malase » Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:57 am

well if i get a 10g or 20g i want just a nice biggish fish, would any1 have any suggestions?.

tell me everything about the fish as you can . :lol:
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Postby gbk » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:54 am

How about a freshwater puffer? Full of character and quite hardy and don't grow huge.
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Postby jonswallow » Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:58 am

puffers arent hardy fish at all. they are specialist fish, that have special requirements. if anyone wishes to keep them i would strongly advise doing lots of research beforehand to make sure you can provide them a suitable home, diet and environment.
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Postby Angel Fish » Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:04 am

You could also end up with some finless fishes if you tried to put them in with tankmates :?


There aren't many "biggish" fish that would actually be suitable for either a 10 or a 20 gallon tank :(
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Postby Apistogramma » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:36 pm

Hi Chase malase,

Have you thought about keeping an artaquarium? A school of smaller shoaling fish? That would be a lovely sight!
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Postby chase malase » Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:40 pm

hi, thanks for all your great ideas and comments. i might get some tiger barbs because ive always found them interesting .but till then its more researching:)
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Postby Angel Fish » Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:28 am

I don't think that even a 20gal is big enough for a decent sized group of Tigers, sorry :? They need quite a bit of swimming space and to control the "bickering" that goes on between them you'd need at least 6.

What about a cetrepiece fish like a male Betta and 20 or so Cardinals with 6-8 Cories?
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Postby Apistogramma » Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:46 am

Angel Fish wrote:What about a cetrepiece fish like a male Betta and 20 or so Cardinals with 6-8 Cories?


Yes I was thinking on the lines of a group of tetras...they'd look awesome with some plants... :D
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