The Rainbow Shark is a tropical freshwater cyprinid that is somewhat difficult to keep. It would be suitable for fish keepers who have a few years of experience and are looking to expand their aquarium. They are known for their territorial nature and bright vibrant red fins. If you do intend to keep Rainbow Sharks you should make sure your aquarium has plenty of hiding places for them as this helps to reduce their territorial behavior.
Know your albino rainbow shark
These fish can be relentlessly aggressive to others of their own kind or even members of the same genus. Additionally, albino rainbow sharks 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. Moreover, young specimens are usually more peaceful than older fishes. They can show aggression towards fish of similar shape and size so they do not make good community fish in all cases.
Typical rainbow shark behavior
The Albino Rainbow Shark is a territorial fish which can cause certain behavioral problems such as aggression and dominance. This generally happens as they mature. As juveniles they are timid and will spend large periods of their time hiding. They are active swimmers and tend to spend most of their time dwelling at the bottom of the tank. Due to them being bottom-dwellers, they are known as aquarium cleaners as they will eat the algae growing on the bottom of the tank.
What to know about feeding aquarium fish
In nature, fish eat whenever they are hungry and the food is available. If food sources are plentiful, they will eat several times a day. On the other hand, if food sources are scarce, they might go for days between meals. For this reason, fish are very opportunistic and will eat whenever they have a chance.
Regardless of one or two feedings, the key is to keep each feeding very small. Do Not overfeed your fish. Whenever in doubt, the best practice is to underfeed your fish. There are a lot of health concerns related to overfeeding your fish.