Albino Red Finned Shark

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Description of the Albino Red Finned Shark

The Albino Red Finned Shark can be identified by its white body and orange fins. It is the same species as the Rainbow Shark and as such is aggressive and territorial towards other fish of the same species. It is not a true shark and is named because of the shape of its body and large fins. This species is not recommended for the beginner but can be a useful addition to the aquarium as it tends to feed on leftover food and helps to keep the tank clean.

Popular Name: Albino Red Finned Shark
Species: Epalzeorhynchos frenatum

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Albino Red Finned Shark

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Profile of the Albino Red Finned Shark
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Albino Red Finned Shark species.

  • Size: Up to 15cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 22 to 26 Degrees. PH 6.5 to 7.0

  • Diet / Feeding: Frozen Bloodworms, Dried and Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Territorial and aggressive to other Red Finned Sharks

  • Habitat: Rivers and streams with sandy bottoms

  • Behaviour: Aggressive

  • Range: South East Asia

Scientific Classification of the Albino Red Finned Shark
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Epalzeorhynchos frenatum

  • Popular Name: Albino Red Finned Shark

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family:Cyprinidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Albino Red Finned Shark?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist! Male albino red finned sharks have thinner bodies than females.
Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Albino Red Finned Shark slimy?
Albino Red Finned Shark secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Albino Red Finned Shark to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Albino Red Finned Shark have gills?
Gills enable the Albino Red Finned Shark to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Albino Red Finned Shark have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Albino Red Finned Shark has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Albino Red Finned Shark has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Albino Red Finned Shark has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Albino Red Finned Shark has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Albino Red Finned Shark

Albino Red Finned Shark

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  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Albino Red Finned Shark slimy?

  • Why do the Albino Red Finned Shark have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Albino Red Finned Shark have fins?

  • Species: Epalzeorhynchos frenatum

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