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I have a red tail shark, two australian rainbowfish, and a blue ram in my tank. I purchases the RTS about two-three weeks ago, and it wasn't aggressive at all. However, I've seen the RTS shoo away fish from it's territory a lot now. I am going to (planning on) adding about 8 tiger barbs to the tank (45 gallons).
I also have a 10 gallon tank with two cory catfish and another blue ram which I am planning on reintroducing to the 45 gallon tank.

The question is, should I take the shark back to the lfs, or should I see how it interacts with the other fish before deciding?
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Red tails will eventually grow to large for that tank may take a year or 2 but I have heard of them getting to 10+ inches. If you are planning on adding other fish I would take him back now before you get to attached.
 

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Red tail sharks can be aggressive. It will be fine with the tiger barbs since they're semi-aggressive as well. It will probably be OK with the rams, too. RTS can be very food aggressive, also, so I'd say it's a no-no with corys.
 

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Red tails will eventually grow to large for that tank may take a year or 2 but I have heard of them getting to 10+ inches. If you are planning on adding other fish I would take him back now before you get to attached.
Are you thinking of the same fish? Epalzeorhynchos bicolor? I'd say 5-6" is much closer to the average length.

4 foot tanks are better but it can be done. Probably not a good fit with corys and other bottom dwellers...rams might be iffy.
 

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Is this the same one you were asking questions about the other day that's only an inch or two in size right now? If so, I can all but guarantee that any aggression you see now is only going to amplify as it gets bigger. I would either take him back, or take back the cories and rams so he has at least the bottom part o the tank all too himself.
 
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