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Scientific name Epalzeorhynchus frenatus
Common name Red-Finned Shark, Ruby Shark
Natural Habitat South-east Asia - Thailand, Vietnam etc.
Appearance Rich olive-green body with distinctive bright red fins; the male's anal fin had a broad black edge to it. Black eye stripe continuing into short barbels at either side of the mouth.
Maximum size Can grow to 5 or 6 inches in length
Aquarium Compatibility Not aggressive towards other species; my two red-fins do chase each other around at times but cause no damage either to each other or to any of the tank's other inhabitants.
Diet Omnivorous : will take live, flake, freeze-dried and pellet foods, and spend a lot of time scavenging around the bottom of the tank with the catfish.
Notes As they mature these fish are becoming very beautiful specimens and a welcome addition to my community tank. I have come across sources which suggest that Red-finned Sharks should be kept as single specimens and describe them as aggressive, but I have not found this to be so.

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Red-finned shark (female)
(Epalzeorhynchus frenatus)

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