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    Question Red tail kind of a bully, is he predatory?


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    I a red tail considered predatory?
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    Red tails sharks! aren't predators but they are known to bully.
    RT Cats are!http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fish...ledcatfish.php
    It may be pushing for a larger tank.Much larger.
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    Red tail cat are predatory as are any large catfish.Not only will they bully smaller fish they will eat any fish they can stuff into there mouths.They also attain lengths of over 3 ft.

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    Great! Why don't petstores tell you this stuff? When I first started my 50g tank 2 years ago, I got my red tail, along with several kissers and a bala, (all of those rehomed yesterday), anyway, I told them my tank size and they said those fish were perfect (large chain petstore)! Two years later, I've learned not to trust the pet stores. I have only had those fish for the last two years, until my sons birthday, when he got a black moore from grammy. Anyway, we learned quickly over the past two years, that the fish we got, didn't want any newbies or small fish around. After my kissers and bala got over 6 inches, we finally had to rehome for their own well being.

    Now with 3 fish in the tank (moore, red tail & blue gourami), I was considering tetras, but now if a red tail will probably just eat them....argh! I'm wondering if I wouldn't be better off selling the 50 g and buying a 100g?! But even then, can a red tail co-exsist with tetras?
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    Not for long! The RTC will eat them in no time!
    These fish do get very large.If you are getting a 200+ gallon tank in the very near future I would say keep it.Right now I suggest that you start looking for a new home.I know this is not what you want to hear but it will be best for your fish.
    They don't get along with many other fish,They can eat a fish a alot larger than a tetra without any difficulty.
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    Is it a red tail shark? Or a Red tail cat?

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    In my opinion you need to make a choice. Keep the RTC, or keep the Moore and Gourami. In a cramped space the RTC might kill things simply out of spite.

    The only good companions for it are fish mean enough or big enough to not tolerate it's bullying.

    Also; lol, don't trust chain petstores. They're out there to get your money, and that's it. Sure, here and there the petstores hire someone who actually knows about fish, but most of the time it's the cheapest employee they can find who maybe once had a goldfish in a bowl as a kid.

    Mom & Pop type fishstores are where you'll find good information, and even then they could be mistaken.
    A severe lack of trichogaster.

    Just because your Gourami is sick does not mean it is always Iridovirus, DGIV, Gourami Disease, et cetera.
    Look at all the other factors in your tank before coming to this conclusion.

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    You should not keep the RTC in any situation. It will get the size of a dog.
    http://images.google.com/images?q=re...N&hl=en&tab=wi

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    The rtc can only really be kept if you go with a really big tank.How big,I do not know.You see the pics sev posted,you judge.

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    Having some problems posting, Smaug?

    But aye, really big tank. Even 200 gallons wouldn't cut it. An indoor pond is the best option, and for most people that's pretty impossible.
    A severe lack of trichogaster.

    Just because your Gourami is sick does not mean it is always Iridovirus, DGIV, Gourami Disease, et cetera.
    Look at all the other factors in your tank before coming to this conclusion.

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