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Red-Tail Shark

 

Family: CYPRINIDAE
Species: Epalzeorhynchos (Labeo) bicolor
Common Name: Red-Tailed Black Shark
Size: 6 in (15 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH ASIA: Streams in Thailand.
Min Tank Size: 36 inch tank, 55 gallons is better.
Diet: Highly omnivorous, accepts most food, require plant material for proper growth.
Behavior: Actice, semi-aggressive, requires a private cave or hideout. One shark per tank, aggressive towards conspecifics.
Water: Temperature 73 to 84°F (23 29°C) pH range: 6.0 7.5; dH range: 5 - 18
Care: Medium, water quality important to good growth.
Communities: Keep with fish that can endure "rough play", may bully peaceful species. Do not keep more than one per aquarium.
Suitability: Not the best for beginners.

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