Redtail Shark

lg 89988 Red Tail Shark
Latin name: (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor)

Care Level





Black, Red



Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

50 gallons



This species of shark is a popular choice for aquariums, as it is hardy and relatively easy to care for. It requires a large aquarium with driftwood, rocks, and spots of dense vegetation. The Redtail Shark will establish and defend its own territories around the aquarium. As it matures, it may become aggressive towards other Redtail Sharks if kept in the same tank. To ensure the long-term health and well-being of the Redtail, it is recommended to keep only one shark per aquarium. Additionally, the Redtail Shark will benefit from regular water changes and a well-balanced diet.

Despite the lack of documentation, the Redtail Shark is believed to be a solitary species and to breed during the summer months. Furthermore, it is thought that the females lay up to 25 eggs at a time, which are then guarded by the male until they hatch. These eggs typically take around 21 days to hatch.

The Redtail Shark is a common omnivore and will eat a variety of food. Good food choices for this shark include flake food, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, as well as vegetables.

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