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  1. Default Weird Rainbow shark behavior ?


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    My albino rainbow shark has been mimicking my alage eater on how it always sucks on the walls of the tank, kinda strange not seeing him swimming all the time just mimicking the algae eater and staying close to him. Should i be worried ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle17
    My albino rainbow shark has been mimicking my alage eater on how it always sucks on the walls of the tank, kinda strange not seeing him swimming all the time just mimicking the algae eater and staying close to him. Should i be worried ??
    Quick question, Is it in this tank?
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    10 Gal. Tank 3 African Cichlids 3 Guppies 1 Algae Eater
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    Quick question, Is it in this tank?

    Nope its in a 35 gallon tank with 5 small long fin danios a small pictus and a algae eater, thats it, sorry i havent updated my tank status stuff :p

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    Ok, Please change that The stocking in it scares people .

    I am not especially concerned about his behaviour atm however...

    You don't have enough tank for a mature rainbow shark. A 4' long 55g would be a minimum since they are really active swimmers that can get upwards of 6" and also be territorial when mature.

    This isn't a very good fit for your tank I'm afraid.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    Ok, Please change that The stocking in it scares people .

    I am not especially concerned about his behaviour atm however...

    You don't have enough tank for a mature rainbow shark. A 4' long 55g would be a minimum since they are really active swimmers that can get upwards of 6" and also be territorial when mature.

    This isn't a very good fit for your tank I'm afraid.
    Another thing i fail to tell people :p i have a 100 gallon tank for when the cat fish and rainbow are mature, just never seen this behavior lol

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    I am happy to hear that!

    I don't know what to tell you about his algae eater impersonation, Is he new to the tank? Some exploring is natural if that's the case but it doesn't even sound like that typical behvaviour.

    All in all, If he is eating fine I would keep an eye on him but I wouldn't be TOO concerned about it.. Some fish are weird :-P.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 850R
    I am happy to hear that!

    I don't know what to tell you about his algae eater impersonation, Is he new to the tank? Some exploring is natural if that's the case but it doesn't even sound like that typical behvaviour.

    All in all, If he is eating fine I would keep an eye on him but I wouldn't be TOO concerned about it.. Some fish are weird :-P.
    Hes been in the tank for atleast 3 weeks now, thought hed settle down a bit by now lol, i got plenty of plants and drift wood, idk, maybe hes just playing around and having fun :p

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    I'm curious about this too my Red tail shark (sometimes sold as a rainbow shark) does the same exact thing. I will catch him sucking on the side of the tank or upside down sucking on rocks in his cave.

    I thought they were more about patrolling the tank. Could this just be juvie behavior? Mine is still small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOLOguppy
    I thought they were more about patrolling the tank. Could this just be juvie behavior? Mine is still small.
    That would be my guess but I only ever had a juvie one years ago in a 40B with my big Oscar [as a baby], Mine was a little instigator from the word go. When I swapped the tank for a bigger one the RTS went with it because he wouldn't stop challenging the O but the Os growth obviously outpaced him and it would have ended badly.

    I have never really been interested in them since.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Oddly enough, my rainbow shark has been acting weird lately too.

    When I first got him, he did a lot of patrolling and active swimming, I added some drift wood to the tank and overnight he became very aggressive about the drift wood. He would chase everything out of there except tetras and cories. Then I adjusted the driftwood so that it sat at a different angle...and its like he got depressed. He literally started moping around the tank, hiding a lot, not chasing anything at all, not patrolling much. He has been that way ever since.

    He used to be visible most of he time out in the open and now he spends his days hiding in the fake stump or behind the filter. Very disappointing.
    55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"

    Video of 55GAL Tank - DEC 2012

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