Albino Rainbow Shark



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The Albino Rainbow Shark, also known as the Albino Ruby Shark or Albino Red-Finned Shark, is great for the semi-aggressive community aquarium, as long as they are the sole sharks and the other tankmates are of similar size. The Rainbow Shark is a beautifully colored fish which is a pink with bright red fins, and red eyes.

It requires a large aquarium with driftwood, rocks, and spots of dense vegetation. This shark may set up territories around the aquarium. The Rainbow Shark will become very aggressive towards its own species when mature.

Unfortunately, the breeding habits of the Albino Rainbow Shark have not been documented.

An omnivore, the Albino Rainbow Shark is not a particularly finicky eater. Flake food, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, as well as vegetable-based foods should be fed.


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alexsoxfan01 May 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm

The Rainbow shark is perhaps my favorite freshwater fish. I have kept one since it was barely an inch and a half long. In a span of 2 years he has reached 7 inches in length!! Many sites tell you this shark is hardy and can grow to six inches in length. They are correct. However, this shark can be a bit aggressive if not provided with a cave. This shark NEEDS a cave. Without a cave it will not have any territory and it will chase and stress your other fish. I have kept mine with mollies, guppies, swordtails, plecos, cory cats, and zebra danios. It has done fine with all of them. The bare minimum should be 30 gallons for this shark. They will accept most (if not, all) sinking foods. The only downside to this shark is that it will spend a majority of its time in caves once it reaches about 4 inches.

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