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Old 09-30-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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Red-tailed and red-finned sharks

What is the difference between red-tailed and red-finned sharks?
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Red finned shark, Epalzeorhynchos frenatum profile, with care, maintenance requirements and breeding information for your tropical fish
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i believe they are related and follow the same rules (1 per tank!)

The red-finned shark is also known as the "Rainbow" shark
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and rainbow can become really agressive or can be sweet as sugar
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How do they differ in size?
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How do they differ in size?
They don't, they're two different species but stay around the same size. One is also called a rainbow shark and is less aggressive in temperament than it's red-finned counterpart the red-tailed black shark. Their space requirements also seem to be different. Rainbow sharks should be somewhere around 55 gallons, 75 gallons for RTBS
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Oh ok. Thanks guys. I'm just trying to find a unique bottom feeder for a 35g. I was thinking of the hillstream loach but then realized that they are pretty specialized and I want something a little less high maintenance. Do u guys have any ideas?
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Oh ok. Thanks guys. I'm just trying to find a unique bottom feeder for a 35g. I was thinking of the hillstream loach but then realized that they are pretty specialized and I want something a little less high maintenance. Do u guys have any ideas?
You could try a BN pleco, pitbull pleco or rubberlip pleco. There's also otos (which you need to be very careful with) SAEs, khuli loaches and glass cats (which you should also be careful with).
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Hmmm I got a rainbow shark that I had wit cichlids n he terrirized that tank I turned the tank into a community n he calmed down alot aslong as no1 enters his cave while he is around except the pleco n pictus catfish
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You could try a BN pleco, pitbull pleco or rubberlip pleco. There's also otos (which you need to be very careful with) SAEs, khuli loaches and glass cats (which you should also be careful with).
Wouldn't the plecos get too big for a 35?
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