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    Hi people.
    Just a quick question one of my female guppy has a small ( about a fifth) of her tail missing and a male has completely disappeared! Any ideas.
    I have 2 panchex
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    And a sucking loach which has disappeared into hiding

    Thanks in advance

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    Maybe that Red tailed Shark is having dinner?

    The Redtail Shark, also known as the Redtail Black Shark is great for the semi-aggressive community aquarium, as long as they are the sole sharks and the other tankmates are of similar size. The Redtail Shark is a beautiful fish with a jet black body and a bright red tail. The dorsal fin is marked with a white tip.
    It requires a large aquarium with driftwood, rocks, and spots of dense vegetation. This shark may set up territories around the aquarium. The Redtail Shark will become very aggressive towards its own species when mature.
    Last edited by Plecos; 10-15-2014 at 10:34 PM.

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    Hello and welcome. How big is this tank? What are the exact water parameters? How long has it been running for?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Thanks for replies

    I have been watching the fish lately and none seem to be aggressive (the shark hides in his stone main of the day)
    And the water when tested a couple days ago was ok a couple things were slightly under/ over but none indicating caution, the tank is a 25 gallon tank. I'm aware it's slightly overcrowded my sister is taking my old 15 gallon tank and a few of the fish with her on Friday so they will have more room then also my gourami is starting to nest is this usual? I'm not sure on the sex's
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    How are you testing your tank? Strips or a liquid test kit. What exactly are the readings? A few points off can tell us quite a bit. Yes that is normal for gouramis to do, but do you know what species they are? Also that rainbow shark is going to get big. They normally need to be kept in a 75 gallon. They are also terribly aggressive fish as they mature.
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    I use strips but have had water samples tested by my local indi pendant pet shop and they came back perfect I'll test tomorrow and post.
    Also is a rainbow the same as a red tail as Google and forums say they are different and require different needs.
    Thanks

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    woops double post. Weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinny2⃣4⃣5⃣7⃣ View Post
    I use strips but have had water samples tested by my local indi pendant pet shop and they came back perfect I'll test tomorrow and post.
    Also is a rainbow the same as a red tail as Google and forums say they are different and require different needs.
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    For accuracies sake and to just make things easier on you, I would suggest getting a freshwater API testmasters kit. Most accurate way to test your parameters. What you are looking for is 0ppm Ammonia, 0pmm Nitrites and under 20pmm Nitrates. Anything more than that signals a problem. A rainbow shark is different than a red tail shark. Same genus, different species. Here are links on the two fish. Almost identical in care and temperament.
    http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...nchos-bicolor/
    http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...chos-frenatum/
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    Thanks for the info I will continue to monitor it and consider getting a proper testing kit next payday��

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    Have you noticed any aggression towards your guppies by any other tank mates? Also, do you know what species of gourami you have? Dwarf perhaps?
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