Rainbow Sharks for Sale
Also called Red
shown above, is almost 4"
fun to watch
the other fish.
Sometimes two of
these Red Fin Rainbow
Sharks get very
along side each
other, and open
and close their
At that time their
white "lips" are
There are more
below on this
For a long time
name was listed
as Labeo erythrurus,
but now it is
Comments When they
live together in large numbers in large aquariums, these sharks get along
very well with each other. But if you have less than six sharks,
they'll begin to quarrel, and the weakest ones will be miserable. So if you keep
Red Finned Rainbow Sharks, keep one or keep
many, but don't keep just a few together in the same aquarium.
Rainbow Sharks are
Beautiful, energetic, hardy, and rather aggressive to other Sharks, but not quite as aggressive as
Tail Sharks. Most sharks are not aggressive to other types of fish. So sharks make good tank mates for many types of fish. But as mentioned above it's best to have just one Rainbow Shark or
one Redtail Shark in an aquarium, or more than six, but not just a few.
This picture shows some Pink Rainbow Sharks in our
facility. They are the same species as Rainbow Sharks, just a different color variety.
Pink Rainbows are less aggressive than Rainbows.
Home An aquarium with an
exterior power filter with a BIO-Wheel, a
maximum of 1/4-inch of
gravel, and an
adjusted to between 76 and 80 degrees F. Eventually a Rainbow Shark will need a large aquarium with at least 50-gallons of water. Click
for more about warm water aquariums.
All Sharks are
Jumpers, so the aquarium they live in must have a cover with no holes. Click
for more information about aquarium covers.
Rainbow Sharks need a piece of pipe or a cave.
plastic pipe were cut from a long pieces of pipe that we bought at Home
Depot. Before we put the pieces of pipe in our aquariums, we cleaned them in warm water. Next we tested them in a small aquarium with a few fish to be sure they weren't toxic.
Finally we put the pieces of pipe in our large aquariums with lots of fish. You might prefer to buy an ornamental cave or rocks that is labeled for use in
here for more about how to avoid contaminating your aquarium.
Most Sharks, Loaches, and Eels
love Cichlid Stones,
which are natural
looking ceramic aquarium
caves . Click
here for more about
Floating flake food. Perhaps some sinking food pellets but be careful because uneaten food
will soon spoil and pollute the water.
Be sure to always use a small net to remove uneaten food after
about 10-minutes. Click
for more about feeding fish. I feed these fish a few Black Worms every other day. Click
here for more about Black Worms.
here to read about several groups of compatible fish.
Size and Lifespan
Red Finned Rainbow Sharks live for several years and grow slowly to a length of
5", sometimes even longer,
and rarely much
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Red Fin Rainbow Sharks.
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