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04-30-2013, 08:15 PM #1
Aquarium Size for Red Tailed Sharks
I was wondering what the minimum aquarium size for a Red Tailed Shark would be?
I have found sites saying: 15, 20, 30, or 55 gallon tanks.
I would much rather trust Aquatic Community than some random site so if anybody knows what these "sharks" really need, that would be great! :)
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04-30-2013, 08:55 PM #2
I think most members here would advise a minimum 4ft 55gMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
04-30-2013, 09:18 PM #3
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04-30-2013, 10:17 PM #5
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04-30-2013, 10:39 PM #6
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well since its only 4".... im going with a 5.5, that leaves enough room for a gupy or 2 also !!!!!!
lol jk.... 55g for sureKING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
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04-30-2013, 11:16 PM #7
I have had one in a 29 gallon tank for some years (bought him small), and he did well but when I moved my stock to a 55 gallon (+1 to Scottishfish), all the fish really grew and coloured up including my RTS. The shark really grew and filled out. A 55 gallon is the way to go for sure.
p.s. with live plants and driftwood.Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..
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05-01-2013, 04:34 AM #8
05-01-2013, 02:45 PM #9
A 55 would be the very minimum size with a 75 + more like it. These fish are simply too active and too aggressive for anything smaller. If a site told you 15, 20, 30 would be fine, it must have been on Yahoo!
You can not have more than one, either.
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 05-01-2013 at 02:47 PM.
05-04-2013, 11:32 AM #10
So what your all saying is... to not use a 55 gallon?
jk. Thanks for the input, helpful as always!
(I will most likely go larger than 55 gal. if possible)
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