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PostSubject: an idea   Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:39 am

hi guys was just watching my red tail black shark and i got to thinking
is it possible to have a group of them in a tank on there own, i was thinking
a group of say 7 - well guys what do you think.


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PostSubject: Re: an idea   Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:00 am

Unfortunately not, dekker. It's recommended to only keep one RTBS in a four foot tank at least as they get VERY territorial as they age and would probably kill any rivals...

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PostSubject: Re: an idea   Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:11 am

Time for a rethink I think dekks!

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PostSubject: Re: an idea   Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:37 am

simple answer in 99% of home aquaria (ie under 8ft) is NO WAY

RTBS can get so colshy that they also have a pop at other bottom dwellers let alone their own kind - ever wondered why they are so cheap in the LFS - now you know - the LFS want to move them on ASAP and very few will rehome one for you either.

This also applies to the varients as well

I would say something to consider that is similar in shape and imho a better fish in terms of being out n about in day time are the various species of garra
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PostSubject: Re: an idea   Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:44 pm

thanks guys - i didn't think it was on but just wanted to make sure
would have been a great sight thou. thanks for the help and advice guys
its much appreciated.


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