Tropical Fish Panda Garra And Red Tale Shark Together Not Good?
Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:47 PM
4 cherry barbs
2 Wavy catfish(7cm)
1 red tale shark
2 dwarf gourami (male and female)
2 Panda garra (new ones)
2 German Blue Ram - Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (male and female )
2 zebra danios
1 lepard danio
all looks good and no trouble red tale shark try get cherry barbs but they too fast hehe today i got 2 Panda garra (new ones) and looks like red tale shark try get them all times but they run away and then follow my red tale shark so she get annoyed lol .. i will wait one week and see how this red tale shark do with Panda garra's and if red tale shark still do truble i will have to give her back in shop .. or buy one more red tale shark so she have company ? Look more on video
Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:10 PM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:24 PM
What size tank are these all in? One thing I can say for sure is do not get another red tail, you should really have one per tank and from what I can see in your youtube video your tank doesnt look big enough. You should also have more than 2 Corys (or wavy catfish as you say!)
its 80 litres tank .. i have shark when she was so small and now she gets bigger and go after some fish .. danio just got bitten on side ..;(
mabay shark dont like changes ? will keep watching her ..
so more Corys .. is it ok to get different ones or exactly the same ones?
Edited by Nara, 11 May 2012 - 04:26 PM.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:15 PM
I feel I need to be the bearer of bad/seriously concerning news...
- The Red Tail Black shark needs at leat a 4-foot tank long term. Anything of a similar shape or colour will be considered as public enemy #1, like your new Panda Garras, plus anything else that want to live on the tank floor.
- 2 is a very bad number for Panda Garras. One will become dominantly aggressive over the other and will mentally bully the weaker one to death. I've seen this happen first hand, one of my trio died and a second one passed away with a couple of weeks and this was in a 5x2x2 (~560l) tank.
- 80l is far too small for even a single Panda Garra long term. My one remaining specimen is a chunky active ~9cm fish, the tank needs to have at least a 90x30cm footprint for a singleton and groups can do well together as long as each fish has an additional 30x30cm footprint and a cave (plant pot on side will do) to call home.
There are other issues with your tank, such as social fish not having enough numbers and mixing sub-tropical danios with high end tropical German Blue Rams. To sort things out, you need to rehome several species, but in the immediate short term you need to choose between the Red Tailed Shark or Panda Garras (if you absolutely know you are getting a bigger tank get another similar size garra, if not you must return one to the shop).
Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:15 PM
You also need to address your stocking and read up on the species you have - many of them are in unsuitable numbers.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:11 PM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 12:43 AM
If i were you i'd get some more danios. They are really much better in large groups.
Good luck with the tank.
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