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Rainbow Shark... Aquarium Dividers
October 12, 2009
4:13 pm
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Cmoss
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Hello,

I have a red finned shark otherwise know as a rainbow shark, I think, and it is very aggressive towards other fish. I now fully understand the reasons for this which I didn't when I was sold it however I am reluctant to give it away as it is such a beautiful fish without trying everything possible to give it a good life where I can still enjoy it.

It has been living in a 96litre tank on its own for a while now but I would like to get some other fish. I was looking at tank dividers and was wondering if I put one in the middle of my tank is this going to restrict the rainbow sharks environment to a level where it is to small, even if it is in this smaller area on its own?

Thanks

October 12, 2009
4:21 pm
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How big's your rainbow now Cmoss?

October 12, 2009
7:26 pm
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I wouldn't recommend it. The rainbow shark would still be aware of the other fish through the divider and would be constantly stressed by their proximity to its territory and its inability to see them off.

I had a similar problem with mine bullying my clowns and ended up isolating it as a result. I'd say the best solution if you definitely want other fish in the tank would be a decent sized shoal of fast moving small fish and good planting for them to find refuge in. That way no one fish will be targetted by the shark. Giving the shark a couple of caves will also help.

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October 12, 2009
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QUOTE (dunc @ Oct 12 2009, 04:04 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
How big's your rainbow now Cmoss?

about 2.5inchs

October 12, 2009
9:48 pm
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Hi Cmoss , sounds like you got a rogue fish there ? Redfinned Sharks are usually not too bad ,its the Redtailed Sharks that tend to be the most territorial !

My Redfinned Sharks are ok but are kept in a largish tank , and have lots of cover in case of temper tantrums /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> fast moving Asian fish are usually ok Barbs,Danio's , or Rasboras.

Sometimes a little trial and error is called for , after all living things tend to do the unexpected !

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