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    Red tailed shark breathing very heavily

    Hi all, looking for your guidance. I have a red tailed shark who is close to 11 years old. He has not eaten for last 2-3 days. He had a fungus like growth close to the mouth. I was doing Pimafix and Melafix treatment for last couple of days. That fungus growth seems to be gone but he is...
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    Epalzeorhynchos bicolor (Red Tail Black Shark)

    Hey folks on advice outside of here I've purchased a whole 37 Gallon tank setup because I wanted a Red Tail Black Shark from the local store. Now I'm reading online in some places mixed signals. Some sites say closer to 30 gallons some say 55+. The tank is unfortunately already filled and...
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    Rate my tank?

    Some info: Size-20 gallon long tank Stock-Golden dojo loaches, yo-yo loach, red tailed shark, mollies, white cloud minnows(gold variety), albino cherry barb, banjo cat, too cat, Nerite snails. Planted-half planted half artificial. Filtration-Aqueon10 and sponge filter for redundant filtration in...
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    Ick help… new owner needs help

    Hi guys, I am a very new aquarium owner and am relatively nuanced about aquariums. My 29 gallon aquarium has an ick outbreak and I responded by adding doses of ick clear and removing the carbon from the filter. I added air stones and a sponge filter. My mollies and loaches seem to be acting...
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    What is wrong with my red tailed shark

    I’m not sure what could be wrong with her... she’s eating and acting fine. I do have a soft plastic barrier in the tank, I’m thinking she might of gotten stuck underneath
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    Small african cichlids and redtail shark

    Both there I have 2 inch redtail shark and 2 1 inch african cichlids will the redtail shark bully them as he is much larger
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    Red Tailed Shark Won't Eat

    I recently got a RTS and I've never seen it eat. I have tried tropical flakes, blood worms, sinking pellets (that my previous Cory Cats loved), and algae wafers that sink. The flakes sink eventually but then they just sit there, and the blood worms float but my shark doesn't go to the top of the...
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    Swim bladder

    My red tailed shark has swim bladder, can aquarium salt help this? Does anyone have suggestions for treatment?
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    Sick red tailed shark

    my red tailed shark has been acting strange for a couple days, two of my other fish(clown loaches) died and they were acting the same way. I don’t have a clue what’s wrong, I tested my water nitrate reads about 30, nitritereads .5-1.0, water hardness is very soft, chlorine is 0, total alkalinity...
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    60 gallon stocking? Help!?

    I recently got my 60 gallon tank and I’m not sure what to stock it with. I have 1 male and 1 female dwarf gourami who greatly need an upgrade from their 30 gallon tank. I would love to put them along with a red tail shark and possibly 2 more female dwarf gourami into the 60 gallon. I’d also like...
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    Hi there! A couple of months ago I bought a pair of keyholes and an RTBS. I then got a Indian striped catfish and 2 bristlenose plecs. Yesterday I bought 2 green tiger barbs and when I check this morning the barbs where fighting similar to  Any reasons why? The tank is a 180 liter (approx 50 us...
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    Red Tail Black Shark Tankmates For 63 Gallon Tank

    I'm new to keeping fish but doing as much research as possible before getting my first tank. I am starting on quite a large one, 240 litre in the UK, which is just about 63 US Gallons, and really want a Red Tail Black Shark. What tankmates are most advisable?   I'd prefer not to have to worry...