Epalzeorhynchos frenatum

Common Name:

Red-Finned Shark, Rainbow shark

Size: Up to 6 inches (15cm)
Habitat: SOUTH ASIA; Mekong, Chao Phraya and Xe Bangfai river basins.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallons.
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 79°F (23 – 26°C) pH range: 6.5 – 7.5; dH range: 2 – 15
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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