The red-tailed black shark also known as the redtail shark and redtail shark minnow is a species of the carp family and currently critically endangered in the wild.
The red-tailed black sharks seen in the aquarium trade today are all captive bred
Typically they are chasers but will rarely bite or harm other fish.They are bottom dwellers and like lots of dark hiding places where they can eat the algae growing off surfaces.
Red Tail Black Shark
Common Name Red Tail Black Shark Scientific Name Epalzeorhynchus bicolor Origin Thailand Max Size 15 cm Community Safe Yes pH Range
6.5 - 7.5
Diet Type Omnivore Min Tank Size Small - Medium Temperature Range 23 - 27 C Care Level Easy