Red Tail Shark Stocking And Transport

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I️ have a issue and I️ don’t know how to go about it.
The issue is that I️ believe my red tail
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shark is stunted. I️ don’t know if I️ should move him to my 55gallon or leave him in the 29 gallon he came in.

The 29 gallon has a bn pleco, red tail shark, 2 guppies (m), 5 glow light tetras and a unknown about of assassin snails.

If I️ were to move him in the 55 it has a dwarf gourami, bn pleco, neon tetras , swordtails, Molly, fire eel (getting a 250 later) , black skirts, and loaches. And I️ don’t know how to handle it.

I’m just looking for help and if I️ need to specify anything els I️ will. I️ also have. 39 gallon with my convict cichlid if I️ could do any with him.
 

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A convict and a red tail would fight. Would not do that.

Yes if you can move him up to the 55. Add extra hides and pipes and caves to allow the eel and the shark plenty of separate spaces. I find red tails and rainbows will usually claim one cave and hang out in or around it most of the time as 'their's'.
What kind of loaches have you got in there? If Kuhlis you're golden because red tails and rainbows tend to ignore those and can share the bottom peacefully with them.
 
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Nataku said:
A convict and a red tail would fight. Would not do that.

Yes if you can move him up to the 55. Add extra hides and pipes and caves to allow the eel and the shark plenty of separate spaces. I find red tails and rainbows will usually claim one cave and hang out in or around it most of the time as 'their's'.
What kind of loaches have you got in there? If Kuhlis you're golden because red tails and rainbows tend to ignore those and can share the bottom peacefully with them.
They are khuluis. Could I️ move all the fish from the 29 or should I️ just move the shark
 

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The shark really should be in a 48" tank. If you don't want him in your 55 gal, I'd donate him to a store or give him away to someone else with a 48" tank.

You can move all of the fish into the 55 gal if you want. What sex are the BN plecos? How many mollies and swordtails do you have, and what sexes?
 
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‘‘tis is the 55 he would be moved to (ik ugly sand I️ dident pick it out)
And this is where he came from
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he has the castle so you thing I️ should move that as well?

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The shark really should be in a 48" tank. If you don't want him in your 55 gal, I'd donate him to a store or give him away to someone else with a 48" tank.

You can move all of the fish into the 55 gal if you want. What sex are the BN plecos? How many mollies and swordtails do you have, and what sexes?
the tank came with 1 molly, 1 platy,1 albino bn pleco I don't know the sex of but he/she is about 2-3 inches with no bristles so I'm assuming girl, the 55 gallon I have is 19x12x47
the 55 has 5 black skirts 2 of which he previously lived with, a molly he lived with and a swordtail pair who's fry will join their school. the molly is female, the pleco is male and idk how to sex the blackskirts.
 

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Yes move the red tail over to the 55 and move his castle over with him. That will give him needed space to grow and if he already has a hiding place he likes, great, it should be less conflict with the other fish.

Honestly you can move all the fish from the 29 to the 55. It may be a good idea to do so because then it gives you time and the ability to scape the 29 as desired. One can also then always do the temporary swap of everyone into the 29 for holding if you wish to recap the 55. I say temporary only because that stock shouldn't go in a 29 but would work for a day if you ever decided to remove all that gravel for example and put something else in.
 
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Thank you so much!! I would have had a panic attack from this without your help
 

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Welcome of course. That's what fishlore is for, collective database of knowledge and all. Let us know how it goes.
 
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