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Iridescent Shark

By: Devan Pearson
 
Common Name: Iridescent Shark
Latin Name: Pangasius Hypophthalmus
Origin: Thailand, Laos, Vietnam
Temperature: 60-80°F (17-28°C)
Ease Of Keeping: Hard
Aggressivness: Easy Going
Lighting: All
Adult Size: 48 inches (120cm) Thats BIG
Minimum Tank Size: 200 Gallons or more
Feeding: Shrimp Pellets, Feeders, Wide variety of sinking and floating pellets
Spawning Method: Unknown
Comments: This fish IS THE WORST FISH FOR BEGINNERS!
 
Name: Kimberly
Comments: I must say that I love my Iridescent sharks. I have 2, 1 is about 6 inches the other is 4 inches. There is almost no info on these sharks or I wouldn't have bought them. I have had them for 4 years and they were 1 inch long when I got them. They are in a 55g tank so I think they grow slow. I now am planning on getting a 150g tank so that they will have enough room when they get bigger. I'm working on getting a picture of my pair. I have had really bad problems with Ick. They seem to get it if I go more than 2 weeks without a water change. They are alot of work!!!!! I feel that no one should get these fish unless you really love sharks. My pair doesn't eat anything but flake or crisps, but maybe that is because they are not big enough yet.

 
Name: Michael
Comments: I have had two Iridescent Sharks for about 4 months now. I keep them in a 100g aquarium. When I got them they were around 2.5" long and now they are around 10. I've found that they are relatively easy to keep. My only problem is that when they get frightened that they go crazy untill they hit the glass usually in the back corners of my tank and they will just sit there. Not that that's a big problem but I keep my heaters in the corners and if they sit there too long they get burned. But other than that it's been all good. I feed them flake food and wardley's shrimp pellets.


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