Leopard Shark

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Leopard Shark

This species is known as Leopard Shark and the correct latin name is Triakis semifasciata. It belongs to the Houndshark family. (e) It's origin is Eastern Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive Shark.

Leopard Shark can grow up to 200 cm what is approximately 78 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 24000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 3720 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 Leopard 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.

Due to it’s size and demands, it is not kept in aquariums (even public). They eat worms, crabs, shrimps, and fish.

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