Rainbow Shark Question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Nicholas pilgrim, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Nicholas pilgrim

    Nicholas pilgrimValued MemberMember

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    Hi all,
    I currently have a 65 gallon community planted tank and was wondering if i could add a rainbow shark. The current stocking plan is:
    - 1 GBR
    - 1 Bristlenose
    - 8 Bronze corys
    - 8 black phantom tetras
    - 1 pearl gourami (to be added as well)
    if i discover that my filtration is still running well i might add more fish later on.
    all help wanted.
     
  2. johnbirg

    johnbirgValued MemberMember

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    Rainbow sharks can be very territorial and can be quite agressive to smaller fish. But one in a community tank can be okay. Definitely would not have more than one. Pearl gouramis are pretty placid so no problems there. I assume that your tank is a 3 ft so room should be fine.
     
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    Nicholas pilgrim

    Nicholas pilgrimValued MemberMember

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    Would that stocking plan be pretty full or would it still have room for future adjustments?
     
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    johnbirgValued MemberMember

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    Not too much wiggle room after shark and gourami added. Could probably get away with some small group of say Harlequins but small fish could be under threat from the shark.
     
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