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FishieWishie
11-24-2010, 04:38 PM
Would a Cobalt Blue Lobster get along with the following fish in a 55g tank:

2 x Dalmatian Molly (Poecilia latipinna hybrid)
1 x Red Tailed Black Shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor)
8 x Bleeding Heart Tetra (Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma)
1 x Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)
1 x Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)

EmmanuelJB
11-24-2010, 05:06 PM
Everything seems great except the red tail shark. Red tail sharks can get pretty aggressive, and should only be housed with fish similar sizes to them (mollies and bleeding hearts usually stay relatively smaller than red tails). You could try one but I would not recommend it. Maybe get 2 angelfish instead of the shark?

jaysee
11-24-2010, 06:49 PM
Would a Cobalt Blue Lobster get along with the following fish in a 55g tank:

2 x Dalmatian Molly (Poecilia latipinna hybrid)
1 x Red Tailed Black Shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor)
8 x Bleeding Heart Tetra (Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma)
1 x Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)
1 x Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)

I have to say no. Tetras are easily caught by crayfish and the pleco will likely be harrassed since crays like to prey on fish while they sleep. The angelfish's long fins are easy to grab as well.

FishieWishie
11-25-2010, 04:25 AM
I already have the RTS with the Tetras and Mollies. There hasn't been any problems so far (3 months). The considered addition was the Cobalt Blue Lobster. So it doesn't sound like a good match.

EmmanuelJB
11-25-2010, 04:55 AM
Wow I completely missed the part about the blue lobster... Ooops!