Two Red Tail Sharks Chasing Each Other

Discussion in 'Red Tail Shark' started by japswe, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. japswe

    japsweNew MemberMember

    I'm looking into red tail sharks and my friend has a pair who constantly chase each other. They never nip but is this playing or aggression? They're in a 50 gallon tank with some neon tetras. Wondering what the minimum gallon requirements are and if they're supposed to be so active. Thanks

    Update: Gave one of the red tail sharks to my local aquarium store (goodbye Henry) and the one who stayed seems so much happier. Thanks for the feedback!

    Last edited: Jul 13, 2017
  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Red tail sharks are extremely territorial. In a 50 gallon you should only have one.
  3. OP

    japsweNew MemberMember

    Good to know. Will they eventually hurt each other?
  4. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Probably. Even if they don't they will both be stressed with another shark on their territory.

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