Red tailed shark - Epalzeorhynchus frenatus
Species Name: Epalzeorhynchus frenatus
Synonyms: Labio Bicolor
Common Name: Red tailed shark, Red tailed black shark
Maximum Size: 6 inches (~15 cm)
Company: Other semi aggressive fish. Two fish of this species should not be kept in a tank to keep aggression at a minimum.
Water Parameters: Low to mid pH (~6.0-7.5), Low to mid dH (6-19), temperatures of 74-83 (~24-28 C)
Aquarium Setup: A large aquarium, heavily planted, with plenty of hiding spots for it to claim its territory.
Feeding: Epalzeorhynchus frenatus will accept a variety of foods, including flakes, algae wafers, and meaty foods.
Breeding: Breeding in the home aquarium is extremely rare. In order to breed, a large planted tank will do best. Also, a ratio of 5:1 females to males will make spawning easier
Picture of a Red tailed shark - Epalzeorhynchus frenatus.
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