Horn Shark

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Horn Shark

This marine aquarium fish is known as Horn Shark and the correct latin name is Heterodontus francisci. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Bullhead Shark family. (e) Origin of this species is Eastern Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive fish which is kept in public aquariums instead of home fish tanks.

Horn Shark can grow up to 122 cm what is approximately 48 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 14640cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2269 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Horn 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

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