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Red tail shark, corydoras and tiger barbs?

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I just got a new 55 gallon and i was wondering if i can put 1 red tail shark, with a school of tiger barbs and a school of corydoras.

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The cories may get picked on. But I think if you get the larger ones like Albinos, they could be fine.

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I would omit corydoras completely. An adult red tailed shark is a very territorial fish, and cories are sensitive little fish that would not take to being picked on very well.
If you are set on the shark, just him on the bottom.

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What else could i add, besides the tiger barbs?

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With what fish?

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with the red tail shark.
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We have a rainbow shark with 2 cories and a pleco that shares his hiding spot. And tetras and mollies with 2 or 3 danios.
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I tried a red tail shark in a 60 gal, with 2 BNPs, who he didn't bother, and all barbs-- green, tigers, roseys about 20 total and having the green barbs very big, and aggressive, this red tail was smaller but he sure had attitude! To the point I had to rehome him..
I've seen RTS with all kinds of species, even cichlids, but its a hit and miss type of game. Good luck
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I'd just go with the three varieties of tiger barbs (normal, green and albino). It would make a spectacular display. :)

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I tried a red tail shark in a 60 gal, with 2 BNPs, who he didn't bother, and all barbs-- green, tigers, roseys about 20 total and having the green barbs very big, and aggressive, this red tail was smaller but he sure had attitude! To the point I had to rehome him..
I've seen RTS with all kinds of species, even cichlids, but its a hit and miss type of game. Good luck
My friend has a red tail shark with neon tetras. He was so fixed on that combination that he tried 6 different red tail sharks before finding one without an attitude problem.

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