The Albino Rainbow Shark is primarily pink in color with bold red fins and eyes. This particular shark does best as the only shark with similarly sized fish in a planted tank with driftwood and rocks.
The of the rainbow trout is . The species was originally named by German and in 1792 based on from the in Siberia. Walbaum's original species name, , was derived from the local name used for the fish, . The name of the genus is from the Greek ("hook") and ("nose"), in reference to the hooked jaws of males in the mating season (the "").
The Rainbow Shark is a freshwater cyprinid that comes from Thailand and may not be a good choice for a community tank. The Rainbow Shark likes to stake out their own territory in the tank. This territory can be in the form of small caves, rocks and even plants. They will become aggressive with smaller fish that invade this territory. Only keep one Rainbow Shark in your tank because they will not tolerate another Rainbow or Red Tail Sharks in the same tank. They may exist together for awhile, but one will end up chasing the other relentlessly until the other succumbs. You may also see an albino rainbow shark variety that is sometimes available at your local fish store. you visit an aquarium shop it is very likely you find one of these guys. They can be either gray with orange-red fins or white with more red fins. Sometimes you can see them under the name Red tailed sharks, since some shops misidentify their fish. But Red tailed shark is an entirely different fish. It has a black bulkier body with only one – tail - red fin and it will grow smaller, so watch out. Rainbow sharks can be found under their Latin names Epalzeorhynchos frenatum and the white is Epalzeorhynchos munense or under common names like the mentioned Rainbow shark, but also as Red finned shark or Ruby shark and the albino form is mostly called simply Albino rainbow shark or less often the Golden shark. As most of the fish in aquatic trade, they are small and shy when you see them, but don't be fooled. They grow big and territorial even if the clerk tells you otherwise.A cucumber kabob mechanic is seen getting busy repairing whatever it is that must need repairing. If that is not the case, then this Albino Rainbow Shark cucumber kabob mechanic is just an "ALBINO RAINBOW SHARK LYING UPSIDE DOWN", for the pure joy of boldly going where no other fish has gone before (at least in this tank, and with this kabob). At one point it was just lying there without moving, and I thought it had died from eating too much cucumber. When I removed the cucumber slices, the Albino was still eating them. Yeah, cucumber kabobs are that tasty to my fish! Enjoy the unique scenery in this one! can try to keep more than one shark in one tank, but only if you have the space properly separated into territories and the territories are quite large, maybe even a meter (39.37 inch). Otherwise they might fight and fight hard with members of its own species. Sometimes it is even recommended to keep more than one same sized Rainbow sharks, since they will pick fights with each other and leave other fish alone- Sometimes having two sharks will cause you to separate them into different tanks and occasionally they will be so peaceful, you will not understand how can anybody say these fish are aggressive. It all depends on the conditions you provide for the fish and the personality of the fish. The albino form should be more peaceful than the gray one.