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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

Vegetarian fish Some catfish have a largely vegetarian diet; feed them potato, lettuce, cucumber or blanched peas. Some of these will have to be weighted down, or held in place with a commercially available 'lettuce grip'. As with all fish, do not over feed; remove uneaten vegetable matter after a couple days


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