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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
Price: £7.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 25 in stock
Diet: Special Needs
Schooling Fish: No
Care Level: Difficult
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 information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
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.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Size||Up to 12 cm|
|Water Parameters||Soft, acidic water preferred|