Rainbow Shark

by roshi on September 17, 2010

in Aquarium

redfin rainbow albino shark

This is another one fish which you can find easily for your aquarium. Which I have is a thing small white shark with reddish color look and its got very light orange eyes. I have got Albino Rainbow Shark. Its redfin albino rainbow shark. This fish also cleans aquarium fish tank.

I have got a pair of these. They chase each other and can be kept with regular koi fish or gold fish. They also vary in colors. Their fins look red or somewhat orange.

Albino rainbow shark

albino rainbow sharks

The rainbow shark, Epalzeorhynchos frenatum, is a popular freshwater community-tank aquarium fish of the Cyprinidae family. It is also variously known as the ruby shark, red-fin shark, red-finned shark, rainbow sharkminnow, green fringelip labeo, whitefin shark and whitetail sharkminnow. Unlike true sharks, which belong to the Chondrichthyes (“cartilagenous fishes”) lineage, the rainbow shark is an Actinopterygiian (“ray-finned fish”).

Rainbow sharks are tank-bottom and aquarium-surface cleaners. Being bottom-level and mid-level dwellers, they consume leftover fishfood. They are known to be territorial, and aggressive to their own species. If kept with their own kind or relatives, threat displays and fighting is likely to occur. This fighting behavior involves head-and-tail butting, and also biting.

Rainbow Sharks usually reach a length of 7 inches in the aquarium. Rainbow sharks are compatible with barbs and rainbowfish, which are upper-tank and middle-tank dwellers. They can also live with danios, loaches, plecos, and gouramis.

Rainbow sharks are non-picky herbivorous and omnivorous eaters but are primarily consumers of algae in the form of tablets, wafers and flakes. They also eat livefood such as insect larvae, Tubifex worms, periphyton, crustaceans, phytoplankton, zooplankton and aquatic insects. Diet also include lettuce and spinach. They will also eat frozen bloodworms.

See these Rainbow Sharks.

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