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Which shark is better, Rainbow or Red Tailed?
 

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Depends on the tank size and the other occupants of the tank. but depends most on which you like best
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i've got a red tail, currently in a 10 gallon( upgrading to 20 soon) with 2 tetras, 2 barbs and 2 platies, they get along extremely well, there was a bit of chasing at first, but now they swim side by side, even when feeding, which i have read is unusual for the red tail, but i beleive that the only noticable difference between a red tail and rainbow is the fin colouration, the rainbow having all red-orange fins
 

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Red Tail are way better....In my opinion

To be honest its what ever you like physically as they tend to be the same in normal behaviour ect
 
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Which shark is hardier and and which needs less space?
 

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red tails are very territorial they need a cave to hide in a defend, if the red tail gets along with the tank mates extremely well, it may even share the cave, in my tank his cave is half a coconut shell, it has a small hole in the top of it that he likes to swim through all the time as he is still small enough to fit, but i beleive that all sharks are semi aggresive and will defend they're territory, so either have a larger tank, or if you're limited, try to have as many hiding spots as possible for other fish
 

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Hey

As the other guys have said, it comes down to what you like best. I like them both, though the red tail was the boss of my rainbows, but the rainbows constantly fought, which was awesome to watch, & fine for them.

I'd prefer a rainbow for your tank, I think they're generally less aggressive.

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How can you tell if a black fin shark is pregnent ???
 
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I don't think they breed in captivity..
 
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