Will Rainbow Shark Bother Albino Cory Catfish?

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Wow, I have a albino cory catfish and a rainbow shark in my tank too, My rainbow shark chases every fish in the tank, Well not my albino cory catfish, Even if its near the rainbow shark, The rainbow shark doesn't chase it at all, So I think a albino cory catfish and a rainbow shark will work.
 

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Aqua Hands said:
Well it worked for my tank, The rainbow shark never chased my cory catfish, Even if it stared at the corydoras...
 

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MGKofARMR4 said:
Well it worked for my tank, The rainbow shark never chased my cory catfish, Even if it stared at the corydoras...
I'm saying nope like this: will the shark bother the cory? No it will not bother the cory
 

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Aqua Hands said:
I'm saying nope like this: will the shark bother the cory? No it will not bother the cory
Lol depersonalization has gotten me today, So I think different I thought saying nope was saying yes
 

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MGKofARMR4 said:
Lol depersonalization has gotten me today, So I think different I thought saying nope was saying yes
LOL, Its cool man. I also suffer from depersonalization
 

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Fish345 said:
Need to know.
Do you plan to keep the rainbow in a 20 gallon? Like your profile states you have? I don't know but I thought rainbows grew bigger than that. Btw nice profile picture lol!
 
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Yes but only one
 

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Fish345 said:
Yes but only one
Rainbows need a 55 gallon minimum as they are not only very active, but also territorial and get around 6" in length.
 
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Well i'm not a fish expert and am still going to keep it in my 20 gallon.

I went to Walmart yesterday and saw about 1o- 15 of them in a 5 gallon tank
 

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Fish345 said:
I went to Walmart yesterday and saw about 1o- 15 of them in a 5 gallon tank
First off, Walmart has no business selling fish IMO. Every Walmart I see that sells fish keeps them in pitiful conditions and they are almost always terribly sick and neglected.

Secondly, fish stores are only temporary holding tanks for fish, as most of them are only there for a few weeks. Fish shops can't realistically keep each fish in ideal conditions, due to space and costs.

Lastly, if you keep it in a 20 gallon you're going to stunt it. Fish don't "grow to the size of their tank", their outsides stop growing but their insides don't, and it is a painful and debilitating condition.
 
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if it dies it dies
I will just buy new one
 

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Please keep your fish under appropriate conditions. One of the things to consider when owning a pet is that you’re 100% responsible for it. It’s up to you to treat it right and give it a great life.
You do not have to be an expert in order to do your best. Someone has advised you to only keep rainbow sharks in a 55 gallon minimum, so now you do know better.
Walmart keeping 10 - 15 of them in a 5 gallon says nothing about anything really. Fish aren’t kept right at the store, they cannot house 10 - 15 of them individually in 55 gallon tanks. They keep them for a short amount of time until someone takes them home and offers them the space they need.

Maybe you’re not ready to keep a pet if you do not care whether it dies or not...
 

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Fish345 said:
Well i'm not a fish expert and am still going to keep it in my 20 gallon.
Fish345 said:
if it dies it dies
I will just buy new one
That is what we call animal abuse.

For the record, in small aquaria, rainbow sharks can and will become extremely aggressive and will likely attack any fish in the tank with them. In a larger aquarium, they'd probably get along with other bottom dwellers. But in a 20 gallon you'll just end up with a bunch of dead fish.
 

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Saying you'll just get a new one if it dies is essentially the same as saying you'll keep a Great Dane in a chihuahua's cage and just replace it when it dies. As a puppy it may work. But when it gets older that will either kill or severely injure it/lessen its lifespan.

Same with fish.


If you commit to an animal, you commit to its care and its housing needs. No matter if the animal is a horse, dog, cat, fish, or roach.
 

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Funny that you care enough about your catfish to ask, but don’t give a **** if the rainbow suffers.
 

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Aqua Hands said:
I'm saying nope like this: will the shark bother the cory? No it will not bother the cory
That's bad advice of the week. If the rainbow shark dies a few days after you get it, no. If it lives,it will get more and more territorial as it ages. If you are lucky, it will only bother the Corys. It can also kill them.
Fish345 said:
if it dies it dies
I will just buy new one
This thread should be picked up in a pair of tweezers and preserved in a bottle of alcohol. It is worth keeping.

Fish345 said:
Well i'm not a fish expert ...
That one's true.
 

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NavigatorBlack said:
That's bad advice of the week. If the rainbow shark dies a few days after you get it, no. If it lives,it will get more and more territorial as it ages. If you are lucky, it will only bother the Corys. It can also kill them.


This thread should be picked up in a pair of tweezers and preserved in a bottle of alcohol. It is worth keeping.



That one's true.
Why so negative?
 

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It depends solely on the fish itself, some fish are more aggressive other less so than what their standard personality is stated to be. That stated a rainbow/red tailed/etc. shark has no business in a small tank because of their needs - you wouldn't keep a mastiff in a kennel/cage its whole life would you? It is just a wrong to improperly house fish, they need care just like any other animal and chain stores will not state what the fish needs because they are trying to sell fish.
A rainbow shark in a 20, if it even gets to reach half its potential size, will terrorize the tank because it doesn't have the territory it needs so will take it out on other fish in the tank - even non-bottom dwellers, it may even go after top dwelling fish like guppies.
This hobby can be a joy, if you take the time to enjoy it and learn about the fish. Fish in their natural habit are a sight to see, it is our job as owners to try and make them happy and replicate this so they are the best they can be.
 

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Aqua Hands said:
Why so negative?
We're not being negative. We're being factual and accurate in our assessment of what can and most likely will happen, based on years of experience with keeping fish in appropriate housing.
 

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In addition to what the others have been saying about responsible pet/fish keeping, I don’t think you’d want to continually spend money on “replacing fish” if they died; one of the best parts of the hobby is creating an environment for your fish to do well and watch them age, interact, behave, etc!

Although many of us strongly do not recommend a “shark” for a 20g, there are plenty of options available (depending on what you have currently stocked) that may picque your interest if you are willing to be open to them that would be much more suitable
 

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Bruxes and Bubbles junebug At the time I didn't know it was a 20 gallon
 

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Aqua Hands said:
Bruxes and Bubbles junebug At the time I didn't know it was a 20 gallon
That’s fair enough . You weren’t completely wrong in your intitial statement....if the tank size was big enough of course
 

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KinsKicks said:
That’s fair enough . You weren’t completely wrong in your intitial statement....if the tank size was big enough of course
thank you
 

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Fish345 said:
if it dies it dies
I will just buy new one
Fish345 said:
if it dies it dies
I will just buy new one
Fish345 said:
if it dies it dies
I will just buy new one
I would do that and ignore every old fish keeper who needs to move on and grow up, And i'm not going to use the "what if your were that rainbow shark" thing, But it is animal abuse, And very painful for the shark, And I don't think you should treat them as decorations, Good attitude, But you should act on caring, And yes I did abuse my fish because I sacraficed and killed 53 baby fish just to clean my tank, But I did actually think, I'm same as you because I do love my albino cory catfish too and I did get sad when one died from red blotch disease, But you should care for the shark too.
 

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New thread started since the OP is asking a more specific question. Seems to be a lot of attitude in this thread.
Here's the link:
 

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