Banded Cat Shark
Identification: Series of black and tan stripes. As they grow older the dark blacks stripes begin to fade.
Maximum Length: 40.9"
Origin: Western Pacific
Minimum tank size: 180 Gallon, Babies can be kept in 50-100 gallons but they grow fast.
Behavior: Readily acclimates to the home
aquarium, although juveniles can be reclusive
and may take some time before starting to feed. Can grow as much as 11.8"
in a year. Will breed in larger aquariums. Eggs cases take from 138-160 days
to hatch. Will usually hide during the day and more active at night.
Feeding and diet: Meaty foods, including pieces
of shrimp, scallop or marine fish impaled
on a feeding stick. Feed to saturation 3 times a week.
Reef Compatibility: Depends on what is in the reef. Will eat crustaceans and small fish.
Cautions: May topple corals not securely attached to rockwork. Can be very aggressive when feeding.
Availability: Sharks are seasonal and not always available during the winter months.
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