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 July Fish of the Month

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CSnyder00
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Favorite Fish: : Luwino Reef Zebra Chilumba, Ocellatus, Any bright-colored freshwater cichlid

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PostSubject: July Fish of the Month   July Fish of the Month Icon_minitime7/7/2013, 6:52 am

Albino Red Fin Shark (Albino Rainbow Shark)

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Name: Epalzeorhynchos frenatum

Origin: Thailand

Size: 6-8 inches full grown

Temperature: 76-78 F

Tank Size: One per 30 gallons

The Albino Red Fin (Rainbow) Shark is a variant of the Red Fin or Rainbow Shark. Both are very common in the hobby, although not much is said about them. These fish are semi-aggressive, so keepers beware (mine have successfully killed several fish in their day). They occupy the lower half of the tank and can get very territorial. Feeding is very easy. They will accept most pelleted and frozen food selections, but require brine shrimp and blood worms for the best colors. Breeding is almost impossible due to the fact that males and females cannot be sexed visually and because their territorial nature will not allow the keeper to have multiple specimens in a tank. These fish, however, are extremely beautiful once fully matured and offer a great option for non-cichlid color in a larger community tank.  Enjoy!


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PostSubject: Re: July Fish of the Month   July Fish of the Month Icon_minitime7/7/2013, 10:47 am

In the industry its called an albino rainbow shark.
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PostSubject: Re: July Fish of the Month   July Fish of the Month Icon_minitime7/7/2013, 12:24 pm

Noted and corrected.
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Favorite Fish: : Frontosa and Red Tail Catfish and All Africans

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PostSubject: Re: July Fish of the Month   July Fish of the Month Icon_minitime7/8/2013, 9:53 am

They can be very aggressive with each other! Great info! Thanks for posting!usafishbox 

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PostSubject: Re: July Fish of the Month   July Fish of the Month Icon_minitime7/8/2013, 9:54 am

I've kept mine with my Africans!usafishbox 

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PostSubject: Re: July Fish of the Month   July Fish of the Month Icon_minitime7/8/2013, 7:45 pm

They did well with my Jacks for a while...until the Jacks paired off. Then I had to move them.
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They actually chased alot of my african cichlids!usafishbox 

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PostSubject: Re: July Fish of the Month   July Fish of the Month Icon_minitime7/9/2013, 5:19 pm

Yup. Hidden aggressiveness when pushed.
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