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.
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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
I love mine too! He likes to hide in a dark spot during the day, but comes out at feeding time. I notice he will chase off anything that gets near his "spot". Especially my Hillstream loach. Never a bad fight, just a quick example of territory.
A very cool looking fish, but mine tends to hide out a bit. They are pretty aggressive towards others of the same species and when I had two in a single tank one of them would always chase the other one. The one being chased was very stressed and barely came out to even it. Having only one in a tank seems to work well though. They will chase anyone who comes near their cave, but they haven't done any damage to guppies, boesemani rainbows, SAEs, bettas, or celestial pearl danios in my tanks.