Port Jackson Shark

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Port Jackson Shark

This species is known as Port Jackson Shark and the correct latin name is Heterodontus portusjacksoni. It belongs to the Bullhead Shark family. (e) It's origin is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Like many other sharks, this fish is aggressive towards potential tankmates. It can be seen in public aquariums usually.

Port Jackson Shark can grow up to 165 cm what is approximately 64 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 19800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 3069 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Port Jackson 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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