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Red-Tailed Shark

Species/genus:   Labeo bicolor
Origin:  Thailand
Temp:  73-81°F (23-27°C)
pH:   5.5 - 7
dH:   Soft   (Not Critical)
Temperament:   Individuals fight with others of their own species, otherwise they are gentle enough for a community tank of medium to large species.
Adult Size:   5in   (12cm)
Larger in the wild.
Minimum Tank Size:   10 gallon
Feeding:   Always hungry, never finicky
Breeding:  Look for spawning tube a week or 2 before spawning, fry are easily raised
Comments:   A popular species, likes a lot of room. Although easy going, it will eat tiny fish that it naturally assumes are food.

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Name : Koran
Comments : Just wanted to comment that red tail sharks actually grow to about 7 inches, and the smallest possible tank size for them would be a 20 gallon, with 29g being best for an adult shark.

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