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    Default Red Tail Shark

    His FIns are really red but I have never seen one that skinny, he need to eat a guppy or two.!
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    HEY Why pic on the guppy they need love to

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLL View Post
    His FIns are really red but I have never seen one that skinny, he need to eat a guppy or two.!
    I don't have any guppys, besides like Brad says, they need love too
    Zenin

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    guppies get lots of love from each other and they have the babies to prove it!

    Z, you don't have any guppies?! They are such a delight. You should get some when you get your new tank
    Rhonda set-ups constantly changing, but in general...50G short: planted, rams (ramirezi, EBs and GBs), celestial pearl danios, furcata rainbows, rummynose tetras, L144 plecos, cherry shrimp, MTS, ramshorn snails; 40G breeder divided: LFABN, fry, EB ram pair awaiting fry; 10G: planted, cherry shrimp, neon tetras, assassin snails, pond/food snails (mostly in trap); 3G hex: orange shrimp, Moscow black guppies

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    I can't remember which is which but I recall reading that skinny or rounder makes the difference between male and female. So does a whitish coloration on their belly.

    I've had several of both in the past. All of them had to go at some point because they tended to harass or eat all the other fish when they got around 2-3 years old. Not so much the red-finned sharks though. Its too bad because I've always loved the coloration of these fish. I figure I'll get another one someday when I'm focusing on the plants in an aquarium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenins View Post
    Yes, they are sometimes called rainbow sharks, but I am not sure why
    Red Fin Shark makes more sense
    Yea, mine is skinny and seems to be not as black as before.
    I am not sure if it is just getting older, or maybe it has a health problem
    In my experience with Rainbow Sharks (Or red fin), they seem to turn a more dark-to-medium grey as they age. I've never seen an older one retain it's stark black body colour.
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    Hears my Rainbow Shark i have 2 in my 90 gallon Cichlid tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kENNY View Post
    Here's my Rainbow Shark I have 2 in my 90 gallon Cichlid tank.
    Wow, looks much heftier than mine.
    I have given away the Clown barbs that were in the tank with my Red Fin Shark.
    The Clown Barbs are very fast swimmers, and maybe they got to most of the food before the Red Fin Shark did ?
    I will see if mine bulks up a bit over the next few weeks ...
    Zenin

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    hey zenin, i used to have one a couple of years ago, unfortunatly he's gone to the big river in the sky
    Grad student, diver and avid fish enthusiast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger Shark View Post
    hey zenin, i used to have one a couple of years ago, unfortunatly he's gone to the big river in the sky
    Maybe it is time for another

    By the way, last week, Aquarium Services had some albino versions, they still had the red in their fins, the body was a pinky white, a very interesting variant
    Zenin

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