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TF2YD Stores > Wildwoods > Sharks & Labeos> Red Tailed Black Shark Epalzeorhynchos bicolour Epalzeorhynchus bicolor

Red Tailed Black Shark Epalzeorhynchos bicolour Epalzeorhynchus bicolor

Category: Sharks & Labeos

Size: 3-4cm

Price: £7.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 25 in stock

Diet: Special Needs

Schooling Fish: No

Care Level: Difficult

Sociability: Aggressive

Keep Red Tailed Black Sharks singly unless you have a very large aquarium as they are territorial and will fight. They are however fine with most other community fish. NEW LOWER PRICE!

Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 3-4cm

Epalzeorhynchus bicolor (Red Tailed Black Shark, Epalzeorhynchos bicolour)

A fairly aggressive 'shark', this fish is often sold as a novelty algae eater, but in reality it does not eat much algae and can be disruptive in the community tank. It is very territorial and will attack not only its own kind but also other species that more or less resemble it, such as flying foxes, rainbow sharks, and black sharks.

It is best suited to use in large aquaria with a variety of other robust species such as Congo tetras, large gouramis, barbs, and easy going cichlids. While generally easy to keep, this fish is known to be sensitive to poor water quality, and should only be kept in mature tanks.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Red tailed black sharks are highly territorial and usually claim a shady spot such as a cave or large plant as their 'home'.

This fish is not bred in home aquaria.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Thailand
Temperature 24-26C
Size Up to 12 cm
Water Parameters Soft, acidic water preferred
Water PH 6.5-7.5