Albino Rainbow SharksCountry of Origin: 🇺🇸USA
Albino Rainbow Sharks
Also known as the Albino Red-Finned Shark or the Albino Ruby Shark, Albino Rainbow Sharks are an albino variant of the Rainbow Shark. Contrary to their name, they are not sharks but Cyprinids known for their activity and coloration. While the Albino Rainbow Sharks have the same red fins standard Rainbow Sharks do, they have a white body. However, their bodies might have a light yellow or pink hue as well.
Their light-colored bodies contrasted with their stunning fins give them a unique and highly sought-after appearance. They are very active and spend most of their time grazing on biofilm, algae, and other microorganisms in your home aquarium.
Though they are somewhat gregarious when young, Albino Rainbow Sharks become more solitary as they reach adulthood. On top of that, they can be territorial with their kind and fishes of similar appearance. As such, store them in an aquarium with a large tank size. Also, because they are known to jump occasionally, ensure that your aquarium has a secure lid.
Since Albino Rainbow Sharks tend to dwell near the bottom of aquarium tanks, you should avoid keeping them with tank mates that live there as well. Instead, opt for aquarium fish species that stay near the top or in the middle.
Also, because they are considered semi-aggressive fish and might attack others if the circumstances are right, pick tank mates that can defend themselves if necessary. Curb their aggression by placing them with fishes that are bigger or similar in size. While Albino Rainbow Sharks will assert their dominance over smaller fish, they are less likely to do so with bigger fish or those their size.
Examples of ideal tank mates are such as Danios, Gouramis, Rasboras, and Rainbowfish. You could add Loaches as well, though this can be problematic if the Albino Rainbow Shark you have is particularly aggressive.
Albino Rainbow Sharks are mostly omnivores and eat a lot of larvae and algae. If there aren't enough algae in your tank, you could feed them algae in wafer, tablet, or flake form. Supplement their diet with other foods like tubifex worms, frozen bloodworms, aquatic insects, and crustaceans. You could also add raw peas, pieces of spinach, and bits of chopped cucumber for variety.
Are Albino Rainbow Sharks aggressive?
These fishes are semi-aggressive and can be too robust for smaller or shyer species.
Do Albino Rainbow Sharks eat other fish?
Albino Rainbow Sharks can attack and eat other fish if the circumstances are right.
Scientific Name: Epalzeorhynchos frenatum
Breeding: Rare in captivity
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be UPS Next Day Air unless otherwise noted. Processing fish for your order can take up to 2 business days. This is to ensure your fish and healthy, happy, and ready to be put in your tank when it arrives. We ship fish on Mondays- Wednesday (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping and ensure they are healthy prior to arrive at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensure they maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures the health and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only the continental United States.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
Albino Rainbow Sharks