Oddly Colored Red Tailed Shark (Red Pectoral Fins) (Pic)
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-22-2004, 01:11 AM   #1
Silent Running
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Silent Running's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 475
Default

Oddly Colored Red Tailed Shark (Red Pectoral Fins) (Pic)


I bought a very small red tailed shark today (a little more than an inch long). When I got him (I'm assuming here ), he was the normal "LFS pale" color. I just got done watching him and noticed that he's coloring up nicely. I was taking a closer look and realized he has red pectoral fins! The other fins are the customary RTS black with slightly white tips (except the caudal of course which is red) - the dorsal, anal and ventral pair are all black. Has anyone ever seen one like this? I know for a fact it is not a rainbow shark but am wondering if it's some sort of hybrid. It has all of the classic markings and look of a red tail, just a pair of red pectoral fins. Could it be due to the young age - I've never had one this young?
__________________
Paul

"I'd like to think oysters transcend national barriers." - Roger Waters

Eheim Pimp Club Member #64

My old 100 Gallon SeaClear established 11/7/2004. 4 GE Daylight Ultras on IceCap VHO ballasts. 3" Eco-complete substrate. Eheim 2028, pressurized CO2, external reactor. 18 watt Turbo Twist UV.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=11648
Silent Running is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-22-2004, 01:29 AM   #2
Silent Running
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Silent Running's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 475
Default

Here's the best pic I could get of it...
__________________
Paul

"I'd like to think oysters transcend national barriers." - Roger Waters

Eheim Pimp Club Member #64

My old 100 Gallon SeaClear established 11/7/2004. 4 GE Daylight Ultras on IceCap VHO ballasts. 3" Eco-complete substrate. Eheim 2028, pressurized CO2, external reactor. 18 watt Turbo Twist UV.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=11648
Silent Running is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2004, 01:41 AM   #3
pufferfreak
Wannabe Guru
 
pufferfreak's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Cumming, Georgia
Posts: 1,028
Send a message via MSN to pufferfreak Send a message via Yahoo to pufferfreak
Default

wow, very nice, looks cool. Maybe hes a cross between a Rainbow and red tailed shark?
pufferfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2004, 07:26 PM   #4
Silent Running
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Silent Running's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 475
Default

Yeah, I don't know what it is, but he sure looks cool! I'm hoping the color sticks as he gets older.
__________________
Paul

"I'd like to think oysters transcend national barriers." - Roger Waters

Eheim Pimp Club Member #64

My old 100 Gallon SeaClear established 11/7/2004. 4 GE Daylight Ultras on IceCap VHO ballasts. 3" Eco-complete substrate. Eheim 2028, pressurized CO2, external reactor. 18 watt Turbo Twist UV.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=11648
Silent Running is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2004, 07:46 PM   #5
bigpow
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
bigpow's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Petaluma, CA
Posts: 750
Default

Definitely not common. Very rare.

Here's mine: (so fat, looks like a goldfish)
__________________
Eheim Pimp Club Member #74
bigpow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2004, 07:59 PM   #6
Crs2fr
Planted Member
 
Crs2fr's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 160
Send a message via MSN to Crs2fr
Default

i just took back a redtailed just like you mentioned... he was awesome. but tormented my two SAE's... his two pectoral fins were red as well~.. and his tail was blood red~..all this other fins were black but had a greenish/blue irridescent(sp) color to them and all white tipped~.. the best lookin redtailed i've ever owned.. but i need my SAE's more~.. oh.. and the two red pectoral fins seem to bleed down onto his belly.. usually the bellies are white or white/speckled black, but his had a redish hue~..

chris
__________________
"Born to fish, Forced to work"

72gal Bowfront -(FW), 2215 Ehiem w/surface skimmer, Coralife Compact Fluorescent - 2-55 watt 6700K /2-65 watt 10000k(3.6w/gal), Tunze Osmomat 5024, Tunze CO2 Regulator 7077/2,Tunze CO2 Diffuser 7074.50
My 2 Native Bluegills (male&fem), 2 Sterbi Corys, 1 Royal Line Pleaco, 1 Rubber Lip Pleaco, 1 SAE
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Crs2fr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2004, 08:06 PM   #7
Ibn
Planted Tank VIP
 
Ibn's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 3,212
Default

Both of those redtails look very nice! Too bad they can't be kept w/SAEs...
__________________
Eric

Ibn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2004, 08:12 PM   #8
Silent Running
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Silent Running's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 475
Default

Man, that's a beauty you've got there bigpow!!! I'll be curious to see if mine retains the color.

I'm hoping not all RTS are SAE tormentors. Looks like several people have had good luck mixing the two. Time will tell I suppose. So far, mine haven't had problems - granted they are still small...

Here's a link to GDominy's 135 where he's keeping both it looks like... http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...941#post102941
__________________
Paul

"I'd like to think oysters transcend national barriers." - Roger Waters

Eheim Pimp Club Member #64

My old 100 Gallon SeaClear established 11/7/2004. 4 GE Daylight Ultras on IceCap VHO ballasts. 3" Eco-complete substrate. Eheim 2028, pressurized CO2, external reactor. 18 watt Turbo Twist UV.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=11648
Silent Running is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2004, 05:25 AM   #9
questnjurny
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Posts: 93
Default

So far my CAE's and RTS's get along fine. I have two of each in my 75, so they all have a fair bit of space to themselves (I know, only supposed to have one RTS per tank, but they each have their territory and tend to ignore each other). I have a few semi-aggressive fish in teh tank (some cichlids and such) so I am always watching for aggression...so far so good, maybe they are all just scared of each other!
questnjurny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2004, 09:10 PM   #10
trenac
Wannabe Guru
 
trenac's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: North Carolina, Traid area
Posts: 1,044
Default

Bigpow... Great looking fish, I would say if it did not have that redtail it would look like a goldfish.
__________________
He who angers you, controls you!
trenac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2004, 02:28 AM   #11
Momotaro
Doesn't like Kool-Aid
 
Momotaro's Avatar
 
PTrader: (52/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hawthorne, New Jersey
Posts: 10,125
Default

Wow! Beautiful fish!

I can see why they are so popular!

Mike
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Momotaro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2004, 07:13 PM   #12
raykwonx
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 62
Default

i one regular red tail shark in a 55 gal with 2 SAEs...they get along fine although every now and then the SAEs get all pissed off and chase everyone around for an hour. possibly trying to mate or something...I dunno. It's funny to watch and they don't do any damage anyways.
raykwonx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012