Shark Red Tail Black
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Shark Ret Tail Black
The Shark Ret Tail Black, also known as the Black Shark, is a popular freshwater fish among aquarium hobbyists. Despite its name, this species is not related to sharks but instead belongs to the family Cyprinidae. With its sleek black body and striking red tail, the Shark Ret Tail Black adds a touch of elegance and drama to any aquarium.
Origin: The Shark Ret Tail Black is native to Southeast Asia, particularly in countries like Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. In the wild, they inhabit slow-moving rivers, streams, and flooded areas with dense vegetation.
Temperature: The ideal water temperature for the Shark Ret Tail Black is between 72°F to 79°F (22°C to 26°C). Maintaining a stable and appropriate water temperature is vital for their health and overall well-being.
Housing: Shark Ret Tail Blacks require a spacious aquarium with a minimum size of 50 gallons, especially when kept with other tankmates. They are relatively active fish and appreciate ample swimming space. Providing hiding spots with driftwood, rocks, and plants is essential to mimic their natural habitat and reduce stress.
Feeding: These fish are omnivores and have a hearty appetite. A balanced diet of high-quality pellets, flakes, and granules should be supplemented with live or frozen foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia. Offering a varied diet helps ensure they receive all the necessary nutrients for their health and coloration.
Lifespan: With proper care, the Shark Ret Tail Black can live for around 8 to 10 years. Providing a suitable environment, good water quality, and a nutritious diet contribute to their longevity.
Behavior and Personality: The Shark Ret Tail Black is generally peaceful, but it can be territorial and may exhibit aggressive behavior towards its own species or similarly shaped fish. Therefore, it is best to keep them in a species-specific or community aquarium with compatible tankmates. They are active swimmers and will often explore their surroundings, making them an engaging addition to the aquarium.
Please note: We don't ship live animals. You can order Shark Ret Tail Black online and choose click and collect, and we will hold it for you. Ensuring proper tank size, water conditions, and a balanced diet will contribute to the well-being and vibrant appearance of these captivating freshwater fish.