View Full Version : Red tailed shark

01-22-2006, 05:40 AM
I just got a red tail shark about 8 hours ago. I have placed it in and it goes crazy and whenever the light is on it hides but when i turn it off it swims around.

01-22-2006, 05:54 PM
Yeah Red-Tail Sharks dont actually like bright lights to much so its normal and once he settles in he'll come out with the light on more often

01-22-2006, 10:23 PM
Full3R is right. Adding a few caves and other dark hiding places might also help calm it down.

01-23-2006, 05:16 AM
William is also right, the more hiding places there are the safer it will feel because it knows that if it needs to hide theres a cave near by

01-23-2006, 10:01 AM
Agree with both William and Full3R, i sugest you add a black bottom filling because it will emphasis the colors in your shark, dont forget to feed him when you put your tank's ligths out, and let the room lights on, that's enough for you to see if he feeds, and for him to explorer his new domains.

Also the colors in your sharck may be an indicator of how good he/she is feeling, in your setup.

04-08-2006, 04:14 PM
i had a red tail he was mean so i put him with cichlids and they were ok but when i woke up he was missing...

04-08-2006, 06:15 PM
Sorry to hear that. Was he very small with large cichlids?
any chance he is just hiding?

04-08-2006, 06:43 PM
lol maybe he was trying to come get revenge on you mark sneaking out of his tank to get you jk tho. Im planning on getting a redtailed shark too will he grow lager than bout 5 in.?

04-08-2006, 07:24 PM
Lol yes he will. About 3 feet longer.

04-08-2006, 07:31 PM
3 feet longer!? are their any minitures then?lol

04-08-2006, 07:35 PM
I was looking at them earylier this day and they didnt look about half my finer and no i dont got long fingers lol the guy said they were fully grown so you think hes lying?

04-08-2006, 07:47 PM
Sorry. I thought we were talking about redtailed cats. Se this picture (http://www.acuteangling.com/Catfish/catback2.jpg) that is found on Website (http://www.acuteangling.com/Catfish/Cattrip.html)

Red tailed sharks grow to be 5 inches.
Again sorry.

04-08-2006, 07:49 PM
no problem but now i got a problem with my account!

04-08-2006, 08:12 PM
Thx for fixing that for me and while you were fixing it i was looking at that website you gave me and wow those were big fish!

04-08-2006, 09:21 PM
Cool. I'm thinking about getting a red tail shark. Been thinking about if for quite some time. We just moved here so i'm getting a new tank also. So cave scenery is good then for the sharks? I'm gonna have to look into that

04-09-2006, 02:34 AM
I might be wrong but are we not talking about two different fish here? the red tailed shark get to be about 4 to 7 inches. the other one get, very big. i also don"t believe the other one is a shark. they eat the other one, cottect me if i am wrong.

04-09-2006, 02:37 AM
Yes. we talk about two different thing. I thought we were talking about the redtiled catfish first but noticed my misstake and said so a few posts up.

Thanks though.

04-09-2006, 02:46 AM

04-09-2006, 01:42 PM
yea you should see that catfish its huge!