Red Tail Shark With Sae?

AlekN

Member
I have a 55 gallon community tank with loads of plants and cover. I have 3 Siamese Algae Eaters in the tank and I want to get a Red Tail Shark. I know that the RTS is aggressive towards other sharks and fish that look similar. So my question is will these two species be fine together? I understand they will probably chase each other around and keep territories which is fine as long as it doesn't kill them. Has anyone kept these together? Thank you for any feedback!
 

jmaldo

Member
AlekN

I had a beautiful 3.5" RTS
When I first started I had 3 SAE and decided to get RTS. They grew up together. Everything was fine in my 55 community for 3 months then he became a jerk, decided the tank was his. Always chasing everyone including SAE's approx. same size. Then moved him to a tank with giant danios same size if not larger and same issue chasing the danios. I ended up trading him in at the LFS for some cories. Even the store clerk said they can become jerks, he was going to try and put him in a tank with larger fish.
Just my experience.

Good Luck

Learning all the Time.
 
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AlekN

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jmaldo said:
AlekN

I had a beautiful 3.5" RTS
When I first started I had 3 SAE and decided to get RTS. They grew up together. Everything was fine in my 55 community for 3 months then he became a jerk, decided the tank was his. Always chasing everyone including SAE's approx. same size. Then moved him to a tank with giant danios same size if not larger and same issue chasing the danios. I ended up trading him in at the LFS for some cories. Even the store clerk said they can become jerks, he was going to try and put him in a tank with larger fish.
Just my experience.

Good Luck

Learning all the Time.
Thanks for sharing your experience. Will help with my decision.
 

Cheesewoman

Member
AlekN what did you decide to do in the end?

I have a RTS in my tank who has always been a bit crabby with the other residence, but I just introduced 3 juvenile SAE and 1 adult, and he is terrorising the adult to a point that I'm uncomfortable with them being together. I don't want him to bully the other SAE when they get bigger as well, at the moment he doesn't seem interested (I guess because they're a lot smaller)... I feel reluctant to palm him off to the LFS to end up in a tank that maybe he won't be as happy in, he's only been in my tank for a year.
 

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