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The Red Tail Shark, also known as the Epalzeorhynchos bicolor, is a beautiful and popular freshwater fish species that is native to Thailand. They are a sought-after species due to their striking coloration and unique body shape.


Red Tail Sharks can grow up to 6 inches in length and require a minimum tank size of 50 gallons. They are known for their territorial nature and should only be kept with similar-sized, peaceful species. It's important to provide plenty of hiding places and caves to create territories for each fish to claim.


These omnivores will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, frozen foods, and live foods. They have a preference for meaty foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small pieces of shrimp.


The Red Tail Shark's unique characteristic is their vibrant red tail fin that contrasts against their black body. Their aggressive behavior and striking appearance make them a standout species in any aquarium.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • gH: 5-15
  • kH: 4-8
  • TDS: 100-300
  • Temperature: 72-79°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Red Tail Shark

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