Redtail Shark 1.75 inch

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SKU 51100.2


Scientific name:Chilotilapia Rhoadesii, Chilotilapia Rhoadesi

Sexing:Males develop a blue head and usually have some blue on their body as well.

Average adult fish size:22cm / 9 Inches

Recommended tank size:240 Litres

Water chemistry:pH 7.6-8.6

Place of origin:Lake Malawi

Breeding:Breams are mouthbrooders. Keep a ratio of one male to three or more females to avoid any one female being over pursued. The fry are released by the mother after three weeks.

Typical tank setup:Rocky Malawi tank with plenty of open swimming space.

Feeding:Omnivorous – does well with flake or pellet food supplimented by fresh green vegetables and live snails.


They can be relentlessly aggressive to others of their own kind or even members of the same genus. They are also known to dislike Chinese/Siamese Algae Eaters. They are best if kept singly. Offer a lot of hiding places or this fish will be very territorial, and fight over the sole hiding place with other bottom dwelling fish. Young specimens are usually more peaceful than older fishes. The Redtail Shark has been successfully kept with big Tetras, Barbs and many other types of sturdy fish species.

Additional info

A tight fitting lid with no holes is a must as this fish likes to jump. The Redtail Shark is very popular in freshwater tropical aquariums. It is very beautiful with a vibrant red tail that contrasts against a pitch black body. The intensity of the coloration can indicate how well a Redtail Shark is doing in the aquarium since a diseased or stressed Red tail shark often develop a more dull and listless coloration. With excellent care, a Redtail shark can live up to 15 years.

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