Rainbow Shark Violence? [VIDEO] Important

Discussion in 'Rainbow Shark' started by VenomGrass, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. VenomGrassValued MemberMember

    Hey Guys.
    I think my RBS Has been attacking my other fish; I got a video but can't tell whether she is cleaning the other fish (platies) or simply attacking. Because she does the same thing to the tank substrate. I'm getting rid of if it's violence.


    Thanks People

  2. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    most definitely territorial actions...rbs dont clean other fish normally and do attack quite often...

  3. harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    That's aggression IMO. Rainbow sharks don't "clean" other fish. The tank is on the small side for this fish, and finding a new home for it is probably your best bet. Sorry for the bad news.

  4. VenomGrassValued MemberMember

    Would you recommend to remove from the tank and take back to LFS she told me it would be ok. And didnt mention it would grow 6" (I didnt do my research just started ya see) :(
  5. harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    Yes. If you can't get a larger tank for it, or give it to a friend with a larger tank, I'd say that would be the thing to do.

    Good luck!
  6. VenomGrassValued MemberMember

    Will she be able to injure the other fish ot just scare them? they have teeth?

    Also: How do i transport her to the LFS as it is a good 30 min drive due to bridges collapsing in our area because of the floods. Would a nescafe jar work? If i wash it with water (No soap) lots of times.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2009
  7. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Yep, definite aggression.

    If this information helps, I keep my RTBS in a 55g with a pair of convict cichlids and a Jack Dempsey. Plenty of swimming room with fish that are tough enough to stand their ground.
  8. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    if you are sure there is no residue, that should work fine...or you can use a bigger sized ziplock freezer bag and just double bag it leaving some air at the top ..good luck and great decision even if its a hard one
  9. VenomGrassValued MemberMember

    So do I half fill with tank water half air? thanks
  10. harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    Yes, that sounds good. Keep your car nice and warm and your fish won't have any problems on the trip. :)
  11. VenomGrassValued MemberMember

    I hope they take it back; I purchased her on 10th dec. What should I say to the shop/ Do shops generally take fish back or do you get money back etc.. thanks
  12. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    make sure you have a cover of some kind..they like to jump! and I hope they take it also..if they dont because too much time has gone by, maybe offer it to them for free as your tank cant support him...or maybe they will give you store credit on food or another fish at some point?
  13. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Call them ahead of time to see what their return policy is. That'll help you know what to expect. Some stores will give you store credit, some will only take it back for free.
  14. gunner13Well Known MemberMember

    They will probably give you a credit note, but be sure to let them know your not happy with the lack of information given to you on purchasing the fish(but do this politley)

    Good luck m8

  15. harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    My guess is that they will take it back for free. Most stores won't offer a credit on a fish you return. If you let them know that their improper advice in the beginning led to the return, maybe you'll get a credit. I hope so!
  16. VenomGrassValued MemberMember

    Update: The shark went back to another aquarist shop yesterday (replaced with bolivian ram). I used a different store too! Probably best I have ever seen with hundreds of tanks. I didn't get credit but the shark got a better home - was hard to see her go but for the best I suppose.
  17. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Venom. I think you've made a good decision. I know it was a hard one as the Rainbow Sharks are beautiful fish. I hope you can share some photos of your new addition.
  18. VenomGrassValued MemberMember

    :) I have them uploaded into my gallery - Check them out:
    Here is one of my favourite


    Thanks Ken
  19. bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    Beautiful bolivians, VenomGrass!
  20. VenomGrassValued MemberMember

    Would you be able to sex them for me please bolivianbaby? pics are in my gallery. thanks

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