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    Hi everybody!
    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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    I think most members here would advise a minimum 4ft 55g
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottishFish View Post
    I think most members here would advise a minimum 4ft 55g
    Let the +1's start rolling in to this comment. lol

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    Predictable +1

    I have kept one in a 3ft tank and it was definitely too small (my shameful, uneducated past)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank View Post
    Let the +1's start rolling in to this comment. lol
    +1 to the 55... Roll on..
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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 sure
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    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.

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    You could do it in a little less volume than 55 but it would have to be 4ft long at least.

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    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.
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    So what your all saying is... to not use a 55 gallon?
    jk. Thanks for the input, helpful as always!
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    (I will most likely go larger than 55 gal. if possible)
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