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Rainbow Shark with Discus?

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Post Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:41 pm
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I have been reading tons of different things on keeping a rainbow shark with discus in one tank . Just wondering if anyone has ever done it? I have had discus and one rainbow shark for years but never in the same tank. Want to do it but many different opinions. Thanks

Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:43 pm
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No. I wouldn't recommend it. Stick with ancistrus, plecos, and cory cats.
It's all good.

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Post Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:02 am
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I wouldn't recomend it unless you had a very large aquarium (120+ gallons). This is because rainbow sharks tend to be so teritorial and will attack fish that come into their territory.

Post Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:46 am
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I've done it and have never had problems.
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