Shark Catfish

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Shark Catfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Shark Catfish, Tete Sea Catfish and the correct latin name is Hexanematichthys seemanni. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Sea Catfish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Central America Coast. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish.

Shark Catfish can grow up to 35 cm what is approximately 13 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 4200cm2 of water surface which is approximately 651 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are 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 not very difficult to keep the Shark Catfish. (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.

Hexanematichthys Seemanni can live in freshwater and saltwater aquariums as well. As time goes by, it requires more salt.

Shark Catfish picture no. 1

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Shark Catfish picture no. 3

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