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Redtail Shark

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Redtail Shark

Quick StatisticsTemperament: Semi-aggressive
Family: Cyprinidae
Native To: Thailand
Diet: Omnivore
Adult Size: Up to 6″
Temperature: 72° – 82°F
Care Level: Moderate
Tank Size: 20+ gallons
Scientific Name: Epalzeorhynchos bicolor
Environment: Freshwater

The term “shark” is applied to many unrelated fish with a similar body shape. These hardy and curious fish add personality and character to an aquarium. The Redtail Shark is primarily a deep black color with a brilliantly contrasted red tail and white tip on the dorsal fin. This particular shark does best as the only shark with similarly sized fish in a planted tank with driftwood and rocks.