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Rainbow Shark

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46220 Potomac Run Plaza
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  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 6"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Bottom
  • Experience level: Intermediate
  • Tank Setup: 29+ gallons, rocks and/or driftwood
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Despite their name and its connotations, sharks are extremely peaceful (except for red-tailed sharks) and live best in a community aquarium with fish of the same disposition. In fact, they are not really sharks and actually belong to the minnow family. It is their upright dorsal fin that gives them a shark-like appearance.

While most fish tend to stay at a certain level of the aquarium, you will see your shark swimming at the bottom, middle and top of your tank. They are omnivores, which means they eat both plant and animal matter, including prepared foods, small live foods and certain vegetables. Sharks are active swimmers and need a large tank that is long rather than tall. A good rule of thumb is one gallon of water for every one inch of full-grown fish.

Learn about the Rainbow Shark

Common Name
Rainbow Shark

Scientific Name
Labeo erythrurus

Family
Cyprinidae

Community
Semi-Aggressive

Compatibility
Very territorial with all fish. Does not tolerate members of its own kind.

Habitat
Thailand: Decorate with live plants and plenty of rocks and driftwood for staking territories. Rainbow Sharks will stake a couple of territories at the same time.

Additional Comments
Juveniles need a lot of vegetation in their diet to promote proper growth and coloration. Without a proper diet their colors fade and their growth is stunted.

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Rainbow Shark
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<!--begin-bvseo-reviews--> <!--begin-reviews--> <div id="bvseo-reviewsSection"> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="81022117"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Rainbow Shark" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Kazuma52</span> from <span itemprop="name">Cool fish that is a low simmer</span> <span itemprop="description">So I got this one due to petsmart not having any red tailed sharks, which turns out that this guy is quite fun to have as well and looks beautiful in my tank. He tends to stay low to the ground (bottom feeder) however will swim around sometimes as well and is fairly active. If you are looking for one of the freshwater sharks to put into your tank, this one is quite fun to have.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-06-20</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2015-06-20" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="107000048"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Rainbow Shark" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Buddyswimmy</span> from <span itemprop="name">Awesome fish</span> <span itemprop="description">Very nice fish I bought him today recently his name is Cole. He doesn't bother anybody and doesn't jump out of the tank.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2016-04-10</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2016-04-10" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="181029889"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Rainbow Shark" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Joon123</span> from <span itemprop="name">Beautiful Fish</span> <span itemprop="description">I bought this fish today and this fish really lightens my fish tank. Overall a great fish.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-07-20</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2018-07-20" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="179641812"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Rainbow Shark" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">4</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">Jay_son_M</span> from <span itemprop="name">Rainbow sharks</span> <span itemprop="description">So i got a 20 gallon with 2 Rainbows 3 tetras and a Picus catfish (all Juvies) and they seem to all co-exist and in fact the 2 rainbow sharks are always together and get along quite well.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-04-22</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2018-04-22" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="60177282"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Rainbow Shark" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">FishPhotos</span> from <span itemprop="name">Best shark like fish EVER!</span> <span itemprop="description">Overall, this fish is amazing. It looks great in my 55 gallon aquarium and hasn't given my other fish any trouble at all (Black Skirt Tetras, Blue Wag Platy, Otocinclus). I have 3 rock caves in my tank that my Rainbow Shark loves to hide in. This fish is also very peaceful. The picture on PetSmart's website is quite different from what the shark looks like in real life. I took some pictures of MY Rainbow Shark so you can see what they really look like.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2014-06-12</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2014-06-12" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="102462649"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Rainbow Shark" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">lambertd90</span> from <span itemprop="name">Cool fish</span> <span itemprop="description">These fish are a nice addition to a community tank. Some forums on fish keeping will tell you that they do not do well with catfish but mine is always trying to be near my cory catfish and is very gentle with them. He hates swordtails however and chases them around the tank. I think they have a lot of personality and when not hiding in their caves, they are fun to watch. Just make sure to only get one shark! The body is also blacker than it is blue like the picture above shows.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2016-02-16</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2016-02-16" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="158516681"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Rainbow Shark" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">AmberBobo</span> from <span itemprop="name">Amazing</span> <span itemprop="description">I bought my rainbow sharks from the crittershop and they are amazing</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2017-04-14</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2017-04-14" /> </div> <div class="bvseo-review" itemprop="review" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Review" data-reviewid="59865193"> <meta itemprop="itemReviewed" content="Rainbow Shark" /> <span itemprop="reviewRating" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Rating"> Rated <span itemprop="ratingValue">5</span> out of <span itemprop="bestRating">5</span> </span> by <span itemprop="author">durbiegal86</span> from <span itemprop="name">Great for Pre-Teens</span> <span itemprop="description">This pet is perfect for pre-teens to show responsibility, and are overall good family pets.</span> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2014-06-09</div> <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2014-06-09" /> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-reviewsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-reviews--> <!--begin-pagination--> <ul id="bvseo-paginationSection"> <li class="bvseo-paginationItem"><a class="bvseo-paginationLink" href="https://www.petsmart.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-PetSmart-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=4032087&bvrrp=Main_Site-en_US/reviews/product/2/23497.htm">Rainbow Shark Reviews - page 2</a></li> </ul> <!--end-pagination--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2019, m_11, d_20, h_24</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.3-b1</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_9</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_23497, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HELPFULNESS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_FEEDBACK, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_petsmart</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-reviews--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getReviews, 43ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">reviews, product</li> </ul>
<!--begin-bvseo-questions--> <!--begin-questions--> <div id="bvseo-questionsSection"> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4702668"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Is a 10 gallon tank enough for the rainbow shark? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Prats08</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5122938"> I think for now.. In 2 r 3 years get a 40gallon.. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Kojak</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-10-15</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4506584"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Can I keep a Bala shark and the rainbow shark in the same tank </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Tess76</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5105454"> It has happened but in 100+ gallon tank since they are vary tetorial as adults <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: 6hythyujmuhy</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-07-13</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4672499"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> is it actually a shark? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: manand</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="5104285"> no <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: jacob1254</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-09-30</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4416686"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Does this fish do good in a tank with glow fish and algae eaters?&amp;nbsp; </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Mol235</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="4704900"> If it is in a 55+ gallon tank with plants, and other spots to hide. They are also very territorial as adults. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Balistik928</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-01-28</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4528219"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> do you guys have a rainbow shark which is of a lenght of 2&#39; inches? or less </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Divvy</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="4556784"> They will all grow to be 6 inches or longer, so length at purchase is not a big deal, unless you have large fish that you plan on keeping it with and don&#39;t want it to be food. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: pj768757656</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-01-18</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4536652"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Will it eat tropical fish </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Carter587</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="4546315"> It will eat things like guppies and mollies <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: pj768757656</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2018-12-27</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4216195"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Are they aggressive towards other sharks(bala sharks) and other bottom feeders(corydoras, pleco)? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Juan3774</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="4367163"> Yes I had a bad experience when I had balas with the shark. He would always chase them and it got a point where the balas weren&amp;rsquo;t as active and looked very stressed. Do not recommend with balas <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Francisco1243</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-03-09</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="4131683"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Is he 6 cm or 6 inches?? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: mdawg</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="4126302"> 6 inches <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: bones09</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2019-03-09</div> </div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-questions--> <!--begin-pagination--> <ul id="bvseo-paginationSection"> <li class="bvseo-paginationItem"><a class="bvseo-paginationLink" href="https://www.petsmart.com/fish/live-fish/goldfish-betta-and-more/rainbow-shark-4032087.html?dwvar_4032087_size=One%20Size&bvrrp=Main_Site-en_US/questions/product/2/23497.htm">Rainbow Shark Questions - page 2</a></li> </ul> <!--end-pagination--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2019, m_11, d_20, h_24CST</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.3-b1</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_21</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_23497, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_petsmart</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-questions--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getContent, 42ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">questions, product</li> </ul>