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My Red Tail shark is at the end of his lifespan, hanging listless in the tank with most of his bulk lost. He is at least 10 years old (I have had him for 8 and another had him for two years before that). 55 Gallon suited him fine. Great fish, feisty, ran my big cichlids around whenever he felt like it and know that he killed at least one by ramming it back in the day. Will get another - great fish!
What is this fish he is silver kinda has a bala shark shape and has red fin
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The rainbow shark's aggression does not affect their tank mates. Rainbow sharks make ideal additions to nearly any community aquarium. Ideal tank mates for rainbow sharks can include bala sharks, red finned cigar sharks, iridescent sharks, catfish, corys, plecos, gouramis, danios, barbs, rainbowfish, loaches and eels. Larger, more aggressive fish should not be kept with rainbow sharks. Red Fin Shark (Epalzeorhynchos Munense) | Tropical Fish Keeping
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I've had my red tailed black shark for about 3 months. It has been fine so far, though now its getting bigger as I bought it from when it was young, I find it is a bit more territorial with the cave. It will nibble at fish that comes in the cave and then leave them alone when the leave. Over all there very good cleaners of the tank with algae and un eaten food at the bottom. A must have for any tropical aquarium, but I would only have 1 in a tank. To aggressive towards own kind I think.A lid is essential on an aquarium housing Red Tail Sharks. An aquarium of more than 50 gallons in volume is often used. Water temperature should be maintained between 72 and 79 degrees Fahrenheit (22and 26 degrees Celsius). A pH level of 7.5 and 10 degrees of hardness are recommended. Decorations should be provided for your Red Tail Shark to allow it territorial markers and hiding places, although it is preferred that these are placed about the sides of the enclosure, leaving the center for swimming activity. A smooth substrate, perhaps with a few smooth stones to harbor algal growth, is recommended. Cleanliness is of particular importance, as these fish are sensitive to nitrites. Red Tail Sharks will not tolerate conspecifics and may eat small fish. They should only be kept with fish of roughly equal size and temperament, and may become more intolerant of other fish as they age. The Red Tail Shark's diet should consist of much vegetative matter, since it is of the family of algae eaters. Juveniles lacking plant material in their diets are often stunted in growth or poorly colored. Zucchini, spinach, lettuce, and algae should all be staples. Live or frozen bloodworms, glassworms, earthworms, fruit flies, and brine shrimp should all be offered. Frozen plankton and vegetable diet or live tubifex worms can also be offered. Red Tail Sharks that are pale in color may be unhealthy or suffering from chronic stress. Breeding Male Red Tail Sharks have pointed dorsal fins, whereas the dorsal fins of females end at right angles. Although it is possible to breed Red Tail Sharks in captivity, it is rather difficult due to the level of intolerance these fish show for conspecifics. It is usually a bit easier to achieve breeding in large, heavily planted, outdoor ponds. Between 30 and 40 eggs will be deposited, usually in rocky crevices or cracks, where the male Red Tail Shark guards them. Normally, Red Tail Shark eggs hatch within two to three days, and by the time they are about two days old, the fry are able to swim freely. At one half inch in length, the fry will begin to acquire adult coloration, which develops more fully by the time they are about eight weeks old.The Red Tail Shark has a dark black body, and bright red tail. There is a clear dividing line between the red and dark colors, which is quite striking. At maturity, these fish usually reach lengths between three and four inches (seven to ten centimeters). The lips of the Red Tail Shark are equipped with two barbs, which aid them in consuming algae. They are not true sharks; rather, they belong to a family of algae eating fish. Juvenile Red Tail Sharks tend to be paler in color than adults, who become very dark with age. Juveniles may have white dorsal spots or white edged fins, coloring they lose as they mature.Look-a-Likes:When small, red-tail sharks resemble the “rainbow shark.”This slate grey fish with orange fins very closely resembles the darker bodied red-tails. Same info applies to both species. We still puzzle over the “rainbow” appellation.