Black Shark (Labeo chrysophekadion)
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400 Litres (105.7)
30-60 cm (11.8-23.6")
6.5 - 7.5
23.9-27.2°C (75 -81 °F)
- Black Sharkminnow, Black Labeo
Additional scientific names
- Morulius chrysophekadion, Rohita chrysophekadion, Labeo negro
- This fish originates from Asia, found across the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and Borneo.
- Difficult to visually determine the sex. There are no records of this fish being bred in captivity.
- This fish should not be kept in a community tank, with fish smaller than itself or anything delicate. It is aggressive, and territorial and best kept in a lone species tank as they will not tolerate their own kind or other shark-like fish. Can possible be kept with other robust similar sized fish but introduction should be done carefully, and as this fish mainly occupies the lower levels of the tank, other fish in this region may be bullied.
- Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen foods such as bloodworms and tubifex. Not safe for planted tanks.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- Needs a very large and spacious tank with some hiding places and room to roam without getting damaged, a secure lid is a must and sharp or unstable décor should be avoided.
- A fish that is highly territorial towards conspecifics and not suitable in a community aquarium.
- Similar to the Bala Shark in shape but with a larger dorsal fin, this fish is deep brown-black in colouration throughout the whole body and the fins.
Black Shark with German Blue Ram (not an advisable combination)
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