Cat Shark

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Cat Shark

This marine aquarium fish is known as Cat Shark, Brown Banded Bambooshark, Black Banded Cat Shark and the correct latin name is Chiloscyllium punctatum. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Bamboo Shark family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive fish. Not recommended for classic aquariums.

Cat Shark can grow up to 100 cm what is approximately 39 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 12000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1860 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Cat 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 pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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Document modified on Mon Dec 17 10:09:04 UTC 2007
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