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Epalzeorhynchos frenatum
Red-fin shark
(Fowler, 1934)

Epalzeorhynchos frenatum - Red-fin shark - The red-fin shark is also known as the rainbow shark, and ruby shark
The red-fin shark is also known as the rainbow shark, and ruby shark
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(Other members of the genus Epalzeorhynchos)

ADULT SIZE: 15 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Epalzeorhynchos frenatum live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Cambodia, Thailand, Laos

AQUARIUM CARE: This is a close relative of the red-tailed black shark, though a little more peaceful. As well as eating all the standard prepared foods and livefoods, this species will graze on algae, but also enjoys vegetable matter such as lettuce.

Have you bred Epalzeorhynchos frenatum? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Epalzeorhynchos frenatum breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Give your fish a treat! Flaked fish foods are excellent nutritionally, but most fish really enjoy tucking into live, or frozen live foods. Insect larvae such as bloodworms can be collected in summertime from your water barrel, but it is also very worthwhile to attempt to culture Daphnia or white worms for a free food source absolutely relished by aquarium fish. Frozen bloodworm are almost as good and are widely available, though freeze dried live foods tend not to go down as well. See more on feeding fish


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