Red Tailed Shark
Got an RTS today and put him in a relatively new 20g with 2 (formerly 3) Dalmatian Mollies and 1 DM Fry (snuck in from the store upon purchase). The RTS has not threatened any of the fish or even came close to their general area. I know aggression can grow with time (ie: size), but can be curbed by tank size/decor. In conclusion, under the right conditions these fish are great tank mates for a large variety of fish (even those some believe are not-compatible). Yet, temperament always varies. My RTS is the jewel of my tank and has the personality to match. Really amazing and entertaining fish.
March 1, 2014
Great Fish, Lots of Personality!
I actually have two of them! i know everyone says you cant/shouldn't keep two together but before everyone gets mad and yells at me they were already tank mates at the store i got them from and got along just fine. They are very territorial and the first day the bigger shark did chase and pick on the smaller one but after the whole dominance/territory situation was established they are fine together(this all can depend on the fish's personality some may not tolerate another shark or any other shark looking fish at all so its best to keep them with other semi-aggressive fish who can hold their own) they even school around the tank together from time to time and even enjoy swimming around with my striped tetras (they are pretty big so the bigger shark wont pick on them at all) I do advise having real plants and quite a few places to hide. that will help keep the more aggressive fish out of the others "hair" if he doesn't play nice.
February 18, 2014
I have this awesome fish in my 55g tank. He resembles a Stealth Bomber or some type of missile when he swims, very cool to watch. Mine is very active and doesn't really hide, nor does he bother any of his tankmates. Great addition to my tank and can't wait to watch him grow to his full potential!
January 8, 2014
I purchased a red tailed shark for my tank 2 days ago. He has been a great addition to my tank. He is very active and swims in all areas of the tank, however when he wants to hide I do have places for him to do so. He likes to munch on the plants in the tank, I would recommend to have real plants in the tank. I keep him with 3 X-ray tetras, 2 Dalmatian mollies, 2 clown loaches and 2 African dwarf frogs. I even catch him playing with the loaches. I was told that he would be okay with them, just not to keep him with any small fish, such as neons, guppies, glofish etc. Overall, great fish to have and very pretty to look at as well.
January 1, 2014