Scientific Name: Epalzeorhynchos frenatum
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Approximate purchase size : 2.5 - 4.5cm
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How easy are they to care for?
We would class these as an easy level of care
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
Rainbow Sharks are found throughout Central and Western Thailand.
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Can be kept in groups as juveniles, however they will become increasingly territorial with age and size and should be seperated at around 6-7cm, or kept in a suitably large tank to accomodate territories.
What water conditions do they require?
Ideally slightly acidic water conditions are provided between 6.5pH - 7pH however they will happily live in conditions ranging up to pH of 8.0. Temperatures should range between 20-26¬∞C.
What should you feed them?
Will happily feed on sinking pellets, flakes and frozen / live foods.
How compatible are they with other fish?
Generally compatible depending on size, should be kept with like sized species.
Can they be bred in captivity?
It is unknown for these to be bred in the private aquarium, but most species are commercially bred.