Today I want to write about redtailed black sharks because I like their very bright tails.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These beautiful little fish grow up to 16 cm long. The males are more brightly coloured than the females.
- Despite their name, they aren’t really sharks, but are more closely related to carp.
- They swim near the bottom of the water and eat plant matter and very small animals.
- At breeding time, the females spawn eggs that hatch after just a few days. The babies can swim freely after 3-4 days and start to gain the markings of the adults after 7-10 weeks.
- At one stage, it was thought that the redtailed black shark was extinct in the wild, but they have recently been rediscovered in a small area in Thailand. They are a very common aquarium fish, although they can be very aggressive with other fish.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about redtailed black sharks?