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Redfin, Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum)


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Common Name: Redfin, Rainbow Shark
Proper Name: Epalzeorhynchos frenatum
Category: Cyprinids
Temperature: 24 - 27 C
Temperament Territorial
Maximum Size: 15 cm
 
Roc
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Wonderful bottom dwelling fish. My albino version (see pic) is stunning against the lush green and red plants. Very evenly tempered, unless fighting for food. It seems to get along with my [I]Hypostomus plecostomus[/I] quite well.
 
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I had an albino shark that loved playing in a skull set i bough, he owned them! He enjoyed playing in the bubbles too and lying next to the filter. Poor thing, he died yesterday morning, nealry 4 years old! Great, easy fish to keep and very communal, though sometimes terrortorial (excuse the spelling).
 
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When fish has grown to full six inches its beatiful amazing to look at one of my favourite tropical fish and also skin is dark grey or light black it will go darker to black as it full develops
 
TLH
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The provision of a cave or hidey hole will calm this monster down somewhat. Will actively see off any fish of a similar body shape, like loaches for example. Males have a black line on the anal fin.
 
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I have had great success with my Rainbow Shark. He comes out of his cave every night when the light goes out and "struts" around the tank with his fins all flared. He shares a large cave with a Clown Loach and a Chinese Alge Eater with no problems. Marvelous fish!
 
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Rubbish fish I bought 3 of them to put into my community tank housed with congo tetras, danios, corrys, platy and mollies. All 3 died within 2 days by being bullied by my mollies
 
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A very striking fish and better temperment than red tail shark and slightly better looking supply with a hidding spot and plants!
 
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Quite possibly my favorite fish. If you only get one they are very likely to make peace with all of you other fish. I have one in a community tank with a dwarf gourami some glofish a blue ram a Cory and 3 otos. He has his cave and keeps everyone but the Cory out of it. Really quirky to watch sometimes and not shy at all. Probably the best color of any freshwater fish that's not a cichlid. Fantastic fish!
 
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Bought one of these guys and introduced him to my heavily planted tank. He was fine with everyone until about a week ago. He endlessly chases my rose glassy eyed barb and rainbows. He's getting netted and taken to my local fish store to be sold. I don't need my show fish getting stressed into hiding.
 
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Beautiful fish. Mine loves to hide, and lurk around objects when I am around. After several months, still very peaceful.
 
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Our Rainbow Shark pretty much acts like a pet, just in a tank. He got Anchor Worms, and had to sit on a plate while we took tweezers and pulled them out, and ever since then, which was about a year ago, he will come right up to the tank and look at you, and follow you back and forth. He's absolutely beautiful, and never bothers our other fish.. He also seems to get along really well with our Parrot Cichlid. Great fish! We've had him for almost 2 years as well! Great looking fish with a lot of character.

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