Borneo Red Fin Silver Shark (Cyclocheilichthys janthochir)


An uncommon, medium-growing “shark” (actually a member of the barb family), the Borneo Redfin Shark is typically found in acidic, black water streams, rivers, and pools throughout Borneo. A hardy and peaceful species, they will do well in a wide range of water conditions but will show their best coloration in warm, soft water. In the aquarium, they are best kept in groups of 3 or more and will generally do well with other similar schooling fish.

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Borneo Red Fin Silver Shark (Cyclocheilichthys janthochir)

Origin: Wild Indonesia
Locale: Kalimantan Borneo
Diet: Omnivore, will accept all kinds of frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 8″
Recommended Tank Size: 75+ gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful but fast moving, which could stress out smaller, slower-moving tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm