Redtail Shark And Glofish Shark

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i had a question here currently we have a five gallon tank with a redtail shark and some ghost shrimp getting a ten gallon tank soon i found some glofish and found a glofish shark that is purple although im sure it comes in other colors but it appears to be the same as my redtail just the body color is different i was wondering if they would fight each other? I don’t want to get the fish if they dont get along
 

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A red rail shark gets way to large to be in a 10 or 20 gallon tank. I believe they are a schooling fish. Your tank cannot support 1.
 

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1. Red tailed sharks are typically aggressive. Especially with other sharks or bottom dwellers. Due to this it's usually recommended to only have one per tank. If there's more, you need a big enough tank and lots of sight breakers and hiding spots.

2. Yes, the purple one is the same. That being said, they would probably fight to the death in a 5 or 10 gallon tank because.....

3. Neither a 5 or 10 gallon tank is suited to house a shark for it's whole life. If you still try though, I'd say put your red tail in the 10 as the sole inhabitant.
 

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I think that the red tail shark will fight with the glo fish shark, if it is. Red tails are typically territorial fish, so a 5g tank it will likely try to dominate the tank.
 

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i had a question here currently we have a five gallon tank with a redtail shark and some ghost shrimp getting a ten gallon tank soon i found some glofish and found a glofish shark that is purple although im sure it comes in other colors but it appears to be the same as my redtail just the body color is different i was wondering if they would fight each other? I don’t want to get the fish if they dont get along
no. Red tail sharks and related fish are territorial and should only be in numbers of 1. Anything more than a single shark will not end well especially as they age. A 10g is far too small even for that single one you have. 55g is a good place to start for that fish.
 

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A Glofish shark is an albino red tailed shark. So basically you are asking if you can keep two red tailed sharks together.
Even in a 55 it could be a problem! So a 10 gallon would be a recipe for disaster once they are adults.

As stated, you should not even be keeping a single one if 10 gallons is what you plan to have. Are you able to go bigger?
 
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