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Red tailed Shark gone...???

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Dito, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Dito

    Dito New Member

    I had a Red-tailed Shark in a 3 gal with a male beta which I have moved yesterday into a 5 gal with a female beta and when I woke up this morning it was gone!!! :shock: Could my female beta have eaten him? (he was about 1 inch long, a little bigger than the beta) They seemed OK with each other yesterday.
  2. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    a RTS gets too big for a 3 gallon. i dont think she ate him, look around the area where the 3 gallon is, it probably jumped out
  3. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    Ouch 3 gallons is way to small i would say min 20 gallons. Mine is i bet 3" long and really active! He probably jumped
  4. Dito

    Dito New Member

    I said he was in a 3 gal but I changed him to a 5 gal (he was still very small) with an intention to get him a bigger home later and he is nowhere to be found
  5. gravity

    gravity New Member

    Yeah, a 5 gallon is just as bad as a 3 gallon. He needed a 20 gallon long. His size really had nothing to do with it -- he needed the room to swim, which is why he probably jumped from your tank.

    A tank that small simply won't work for a RTS or rainbow shark. You have to have a big enough tank to house him BEFORE you get him.
  6. tski22

    tski22 New Member

    I tend to agree. Even if he is still small a 5 or a 3 gallon is way to small. I would reccomend a 20 like previously mentioned. For the 5 gallon you could get maybe a few more female bettas. -tl
  7. Dito

    Dito New Member

    ok, I'll know in the future to get them something better wich for now I don't have the space for it (living in a appartment suck when it comes to fish ownership cause every move is too risky for the tanks) I am still trying to figure out what to do with my cons so... I'll stick to my 20 gal and my 5. By the way what can u put in a five (already have a female beta in it)?
  8. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    In my 5 gallon I have a male betta, 2 pygmy corie,s and an oto (who thinks he's a cory). But my tank is planted so I can get away with slightly overstocking it.

    If you can find pygmy cories, you could get 3 of them. Or you could get 2 otos. Or a single oto and an apple snail. Or a few ghost shrimp. That's pretty much all I can think of right now. A 5 gallon is pretty limiting.

  9. Petz8888

    Petz8888 New Member

    If you look around and find him on the floor trweat some water and soak it.
    It MIGHT. be alive.

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