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The Black Shark, also called the Black Labeo, is uniformly black or dark brown in color. In some countries it is an important food source. The Black Shark is a very active, somewhat aggressive fish that is not suitable for the community aquarium. A large aquarium is necessary for this shark as it may reach two feet in length.

The Black Shark is one of the only sharks that should not be kept in a planted aquarium because plants are a large part of its diet. A hood on the aquarium is also recommended, as the Black Shark is an accomplished jumper.

Unfortunately, the breeding habits of Labeo chrysophekadion have not been documented.

An omnivore, the Black Shark is not a particularly finicky eater. Flake food, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, as well as vegetable-based foods should be fed.


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craig July 12, 2008 at 3:51 pm

i have a black shark. after my last tank clean i noticed he was very quiet. he was normally very active’ chasing everyone around the tank. after a few days he got a really swollen gill one side only. it came up like a boil. it smeemed to burst then there was a massive whole there all the gill was exposed. do you know what it is and what caused it?

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