Banjo Shark

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Banjo Shark

This marine aquarium fish is known as Southern Fiddler, Banjo Shark and the correct latin name is Trygonorrhina fasciata. It belongs to the Guitarfishes family. (e) It's origin is Eastern Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Peaceful towards larger fish.

Banjo Shark can grow up to 130 cm what is approximately 51 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 15600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2418 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Banjo Shark fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Eats organisms which live at the bottom areas.

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