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Chinese High High Fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus)

Chinese High Fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus)

The Chinese High Fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus) is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Chinese Banded Shark, Chinese Sailfin Sucker, Banded Loach, High Fin Loach, Sailfin Sucker, Topsail Sucker, Asian Sucker, Chinese Sucker, Wimple Carp, Hilsa Herring, Asian Zebra High Fin Shark, Chinese Emperor, Siamese Sucker, Chinese Banded Shark , and […]

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Cigar Shark (Leptobarbus rubripinna

Cigar Shark (Leptobarbus rubripinna)

The Cigar Shark (Leptobarbus rubripinna) is a migratory species that is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Mad fish, Red Finned Cigar Shark, or Saltan Fish. The Cigar Shark is a pelagic schooling species that is found in the Mekong, Chao Phraya, and Mae Khlong river drainages throughout Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos, […]

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Apollo Shark (Luciosoma spilopleura)

Apollo Shark (Luciosoma spilopleura)

The Apollo Shark (Luciosoma spilopleura) is a beautiful, fast moving, torpedo shaped Cprinid that is found in the Malay peninsula, Thailand, Borneo, Brunei, and Sumatra. Also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Apollo Sharkminnow, Apollo Sharks are active surface swimmers that inhabit clear fast flowing forest rivers and streams with rocky, stone, or […]

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Black Shark (Labeo chrysophekadion)

Black Shark (Labeo chrysophekadion)

The Black Shark (Labeo chrysophekadion) is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Black Shark Minnow or Black Labeo.   It is widely distributed throughout Southeast Asia and is found in the Mekong basin in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, the Dong Nai drainage in Vietnam, the Chao Phraya and Mae Klong systems in […]

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Harlequin Shark (Labeo cyclorhynchus)

Harlequin Shark (Labeo cyclorhynchus)

The Harlequin Shark (Labeo cyclorhynchus) is native to the middle and lower Congo river basin in the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Ogooué drainage in Gabon, Africa.    It is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Harlequin Sharkminnow, or Varigated Shark. The Harlequin Shark inhabits densely […]

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Red Fin Shark (Epalzeorhynchos munense)

Red Fin Shark (Epalzeorhynchos munense)

The Red Fin Shark (Epalzeorhynchos munense) is a rare species of cyprinid fish found in the Mekong, Chao Phraya, and Mae Klong rivers basins in Indochina that closely resembles the Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum). The Red Fin Shark was named for the Menam Mun River at Tha Chang, East of Korat in eastern Thailand from […]

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Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatus)

The Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatus) is a popular semi aggressive aquarium species known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Ruby Shark, Red-Finned Shark, Red-Fin Shark, Rainbow Sharkminnow, Green Fringelip Labeo, Whitefin Shark and Whitetail Sharkminnow. Rainbow Sharks are native to the Mekong, Chao Phraya, Xe Bangfai and Maeklong river basins in Indochina where they […]

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True Siamese Algae Eater - Crossocheilus siamensis

True Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus siamensis)

The True Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus siamensis); synonymous with (Crossocheilus oblongus) is a bottom dwelling member of the carp family found in the Chao Phraya and Mekong river basins in Southeast Asia and in the Malay Peninsula. Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus siamensis) is one of the most popular algae eaters used to help control nuisance […]

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Siamese Bala Shark (Balantiocheilos ambusticauda)

The Siamese Bala Shark (Balantiocheilos ambusticauda) is a possibly extinct species of freshwater “shark” that has been frequently confused with the Bala shark (Balantiocheilos melanopterus). The Siamese Bala Shark has also been referred to as the Burnt Tailed Barb by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. The Siamese Bala Shark is or was endemic to the Mae […]

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Bala Shark (Balantiocheilus melanopterus)

Bala Shark (Balantiocheilus melanopterus)

The Bala Shark (Balantiocheilus melanopterus) is also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Tricolor Shark, Silver Shark, or Shark Minnow. It is a semi aggressive mid water species that is found in large and medium size rivers and lakes of in the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, and Sumatra.  It has been misidentified as Balantiocheilos […]

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Redtail Black Shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor)

Redtail Black Shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor)

  The Redtail Black Shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor), also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Redtail Shark or Redtail Sharkminnow, is native to the lakes and rivers of Western Thailand, and although once common in Bueng Boraphet and the Chao Phraya River as far south as Bangkok, until recently was believed to be extinct. […]

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Columbian Shark (Arius jordani)

Columbian Shark (Arius jordani)

The Columbian Shark (Arius jordani) is also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Black Fin Shark, Jordan’s Catfish, and the West American Cat Shark. The Columbian Shark is found in fresh and brackish waters from Mexico to Peru.  They inhabit tidal lagoons and estuaries throughout their range and can withstand a full marine […]

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