Rainbow Shark Tropical Fish InformationEpalzeorhynchos frenatum
Behaviour Generally peaceful although will fight with its own kind
Typical size 12cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Bottom, middle
Min Tank Size 120cm
Min Number in Tank 1
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Frozen, live, sinking, vegetable based foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum)
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The Rainbow Shark (often referred to as the Ruby Shark) is similar in appearance to the Red Tailed Black Shark but arguably much more peaceful. Although individuals will act aggressively towards others of their own kind, they are much more peaceful towards other fish and can be kept in a community. In many cases, if Rainbow Shark's are kept in groups in suitably large tanks there are fewer disputes between individuals. Due to its eventual size the Rainbow Shark is best kept with medium sized robust fish. The aquarium should contain plenty of hiding spots and no sharp substrates. Rainbow Sharks are good algae eaters although they will damage delicate plants. An albino variety is commonly available (pictured).
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