Holy Rainbow Shark!

  1. e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

    I wasn't planning on adding anymore fish for a while since I just added some not too long ago but I was at work today and noticed a GIANT rainbow shark. He was on hold until close for a customer but he never came so....I BOUGHT HIM. After I caught him and had him in the cup I measured him, he is every bit of 7" if not a little more!

    I have him floating now I am so excited! I will post photos later. I have to finish cleaning before bed.
  2. CichlidSWAGA Well Known Member Member

    thats cool! can't wait to see pictures
  3. pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    dang, nice SMALL addition lol
  4. e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

    Uploading it now, I just realized that in the photo he makes me BPs look tiny.
  5. pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    Taps foot impatiently lol
  6. e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

    Sorry guys I got distracted!

  7. Sharkdude Well Known Member Member


    When I bought my newer 125, I got it used and it came with the fish. It had 3 Albino rainbow sharks in it that were I kid you not 6" maybe even 7". I was very impressed at how large they were since they are albino.
  8. Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    He's so tubby!!!!!!!!!
  9. RogueAgent94 Fishlore Legend Member

    Very nice! She looks great. I had several Rainbow Sharks that got to that size and bigger when I had a fishroom. They're lots of fun ;).
  10. e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

    He is so cool, definatly a little nippy with my BPs but that's probably because he's trying to find his territory. Outside that he's super cool. I couldn't get him to eat last night so hopefully I can bribe him with some frozen food today.
  11. AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

    He is huge! Nice looking fish. Enjoy him. :)
  12. LyndaB Fishlore Legend Member

    When I had my rainbow, he picked out one of the three BPs to be his constant target. He chased her relentlessly. You might want to watch for that.

    What size tank is this?
  13. e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

    Oh I already am, I usually hate most rainbow sharks and rts. I really like him I think because he just so huge you can't not like him. He's currently the biggest fish in my tank. Totally awesome!

    Its a 125 gallon. I plan to eventually upgrade to a 285g or a custom wall tank is my dream but for now they are living in a 125. :)

    I will keep an eye on it. He hasn't done it today from what I've noticed (I've been thawing food so just passing by) so I think he's done but I will keep an eye on it. I have TONS of driftwood and terra cotta pots and such for them to hide in so hopefully he'll chill out. If worst comes to worst I can give him to a friend with a 75 gallon.
  14. LyndaB Fishlore Legend Member

    Oh, I think you'll be fine in that size tank. It probably is just "new kid on the block" aggression.

    I really miss mine. Some day...... sigh.
  15. RogueAgent94 Fishlore Legend Member

    ;D It is a she haha. But yeah I think she'll be fine in a 125g. I had a bunch in a 300 with goldies because their tank sprung a leak. They were fine. I think the aggression begins to curb as they get older.
  16. e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

    Awe why can't you have another?

    Haha good to know its a she :p I had no idea I've just been calling her monster fish. I have been watching today and haven't seen any more aggression I think all is well in the tank now :) She found her new "spot" She really likes this area under a piece of drift wood that I have near my air pump.
  17. LyndaB Fishlore Legend Member

    If I hadn't fallen madly in love with Apache, my featherfin catfish, I could've gotten another rainbow when I set up my 75 gallon. But it was love at first sight for me and my whiskered boyfriend and that's just how it goes.
  18. Sharkdude Well Known Member Member

    :;laughing That's awesome!
  19. Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    I've a feeling you are going to be making sacrifices for this fish, but in my opinion they are worth it!

    If you want peace prepare for war!
  20. Dez The Betta Member Member

    Aw, she is super cute! What are you gonna name her? The ones at my LFS are like 1.5''. I might be getting a RTBS so cant get rainbow sharks :(. But some day I will have some :D!