Red Tail Shark tank size?

Fenrir

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I was planning on getting a Red tail shark as my first fish, but since I live in a college dorm, the limit on tank size is 15 gallons. If it is the only fish in the tank, will 15 gallons be big enough?
 

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There is some controversy on the tank size for this fish, but I would say that 15 gallons would be too small. These sharks can get to over 6 inches long, so my suggestion would be at least a 55 gallon tank size. Sorry!
 
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that's too bad....I guess I should start with a different fish for now :-[
 

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Hey

Your right, there is controversy. I reckon trial it, if you think it's too small, sell him & get other fish, but I think it would be totally fine.
 

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I got my red tail shark at 1 inch in size.  Now he's almost 7 inches.  I have him in a 125 gallon tank.  They need to be in a larger tank.  Sorry!!  Why not get a betta

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I have two red tails in my 55 gal. I got them only about an inch long and few months later now 3 inches and growing.... And they get along too. One stays on one side and the other on the opposite side of the tank...
 

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I think he would be fine and do well in a 15 gallon tank if he is all by himself, its just Better to have them in bigger tanks, mine is in a 29 gallon with other fish.
 

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At one point in time, I had one in a 20 gallon with other fish and he was fine...territorial, but content.
 

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A little off topic here...
What other fish do you keep with your RTS Metal_fish?

~ kate
OPPS..... just read your siggy! never mind... hehehehe....
 
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