The Red Tail Black Shark is a distinctive freshwater fish that strives in a large aquarium. They can be slightly aggressive so no long finned or slow tank mates
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Approx. size: 2-3cm
Maximum size: 12.5cm
Ideal number kept together: 1+
Hardness: 36–268 ppm
Temperature: 20–26 °C
Ease of Care
Easy. They are hardy fish that are great for hobbyists of all levels.
They need an algae rich diet so algae wafers or pellets are best however they can have other food such as live, frozen or granules.
caution. They become very territorial and can be aggressive so house with similar sized fish that are quick and without long fins.
Unknown to breed in home aquaria.
They can live to anything from 5-8 years in perfect conditions.