Port Jackson Shark

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Port Jackson Shark

This marine aquarium fish is known as Port Jackson Shark and the correct latin name is Heterodontus portusjacksoni. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Bullhead Shark family. (e) Origin of this fish 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. So 1 specimen requires at least 19800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 3069 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which 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 hold 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 pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

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