Rainbow Shark Care Guide

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Rainbow Shark
(Epalzeorhynchos frenatum)

Common names:
Red-fin shark, Red-finned shark, Rainbow shark, Albino red-fin shark, Albino rainbow shark
Size: 15cm (approx 6 in)
pH: 6.0 – 8.0
Tempº: 24ºC - 27ºC (75 F - 80 F)
Tank region: Bottom layer
Origin: Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia.
Gender: The male’s analfin is distinctively black-lined.
Notes: Not to be kept with other freshwater sharks – or even other red fins. These fish can be aggressive; and will most likely stake out a ‘territory’. If you provide them with lots of caves though, they should become less aggressive. Needless to say, the Rainbow shark can be a good community fish, as long as it is housed with the right species and are a slightly more peaceful alternative to the closely related Red-finned black shark. As they age, they become more aggressive. There is a popular albino form of this species available.
Left Image: A Male Rainbow Shark.
Center Image: The Albino Rainbow Shark is just the same in terms of care as the standard Rainbow shark, but has a totally different aesthetic! Photo credit goes to Jglove276 - thanks for letting me use this!
Right Image: This species spends most of it's time on the substrate. Photo credit goes to Jglove276.


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