Albino Red Fin Shark

Albino Red Fin Shark

Albino Red Fin Shark Profile and Description
Size Up to 6 inches or 15 cm
Fish Hardiness Relatively easy to care for
Water Temperature 71 – 81 ºF or 22 – 27 ºC
Water pH 6.0 – 8.0 pH
Water Hardness 2 – 15 dH
Peaceful or Aggressive Aggressive
Number of same species in one aquarium Only one, otherwise six or more if you have a large enough aquarium
Community Fish It is possible when carefully choosing tank mates
Sexes Males are smaller than females
Strata Lower to middle
Food Flake food, algae and supplement with bloodworms
Breeding Difficult to breed
Other names Albino Rainbow Shark, Albino Red Finned Shark, Albino Ruby Shark
Scientific name Epalzeorhynchos munense
Lifespan 6 – 8 years

Description and Profile of the Albino Red Fin Shark

Appearance This Shark has an elongated body with a pointed snout and a forked tail. Because it is the albino variety of this fish the main body color is a white to yellow gold. All the fins are as the name suggests reddish to orange in color.

Aggressive This is a territorial and aggressive fish especially towards its own specie and also towards the very closely related Red Tail Shark and the not so closely related Bala Shark.

Either keep one in a aquarium or if you have a large enough aquarium you can keep them in a shoal of six or more. Even in a shoal they will show aggression amongst each other but it is better managed.

Community Species They can be kept in a community aquarium with certain fish species. Species that can be kept with them include Barbs, Danios, Rainbows and of course Loaches, Plecos and Corys.

Strata They will dwell mostly in the lower to middle regions of the aquarium. They do best in a setup where they have hiding place in the form of plants and caves.

Feeding Feed them a staple food of plant based flake food and supplement with freeze dried or frozen brine shrimp and bloodworms. They will also appreciate live foods.

Breeding Breeding this Shark successfully is not very commonly known. In a very large aquarium with one male and one female, regular water changes, enough plant cover and hiding places, spawning might be possible.

Other names and Lifespan The Albino Red Fin Shark is commonly known by a couple of names which includes Albino Red Finned Shark, Albino Rainbow Shark, Albino Ruby Shark and Albino Rainbow Shark Minnow. They can reach a age of six to eight years.