We always think that the name of this fish is based on the fact that its body merely resembles that of being shark-like. After all, it has no “sharp teeth” that we know of and it surely is not an ocean fish. It seems there are more reasons beyond the obvious.
Similarly to the Clown Loach, a Red Tail Shark does have the potential to max out at THREE FEET IN LENGTH.
When we discovered this, right away we knew that we wanted to experiment with these! Perhaps they might even breed for us if we get lucky
Both Red Tail Sharks and Clown Loaches are egg layers and they can live anywhere between 5 and 10 years, pending death by whatever would interrupt the life of the fish. When these fish are at less than 2 feet in length, they are typically sold for between $60 and $85. It is also extremely RARE to find them this large. On average, you will see them at sizes of 4 inches and smaller, typically smaller.
They need an extremely large environment in order to grow larger, ever more quickly. Seeing as we have both in door and out door ponds, we are experimenting with what we can do. So far, one year gets us between 6 and 8 inches. Growth seems to be in exponents. So, here is our basic game plan with these fish.
It is our intention to get the Red Tail Sharks to between 1 and 2 feet long, so that we can sell them to the fish stores for somewhere around $15 in order to make it possible for them to retail them somewhere around $29.95, as opposed to the outrageous $60 – $85. It is also our goal to figure out how to get them to this size between 1 and 3 years, so that these fish will have the majority of their remaining life span dedicated to making your tank look that much more awesome!