How Many is Too Much?

Discussion in 'Red Tail Shark' started by LenFish, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. LenFish

    LenFish New Member Member

    My boyfriend and I have recently started a freshwater tank. The tank is a 75 gal tank and currently houses only 2 fish; one red tail shark (Bubbles), and one gold gourami (Easter...who is a male).
    My boyfriend is rather obsessed with red tail sharks and wants to get at least one more. Since the tank is so big, would that be a safe idea?
     
  2. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    Hmm, In a 75G I think you could give it a try :)
     
  3. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Hello Len and Welcome to Fish Lore!

    I have a Rainbow Shark in my 265g tank (much like the Red Tail Shark) and I wouldn't risk adding another one. Both of these are very territorial fish. I don't recall ever hearing or reading about 2 in the same tank that got along and lived out their life spans.

    Personally I wouldn't risk it :) I think your shark will be much happier on its own and being able to enjoy that large tank by him/herself.

    Ken
     
  4. cm11599ps

    cm11599ps Well Known Member Member


    +1
     
  5. OP
    OP
    LenFish

    LenFish New Member Member

    Thanks a bunch for all the input. Now the hard part will be explaining all this to my boyfriend. I don't know how well that will go over. He also wants to stick bala sharks in this tank.
     




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