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The Shark Egg is hardy. Due to its availability, and combined with the relatively low cost, the Black Banded Cat Shark is the most common shark kept in an aquarium. It normally has a cream-colored body with broad, dark brown stripes and the adult reaches a length of 3-5 feet.

As an adult, it requires at least a 180 gallon or larger aquarium. It requires sand as the substrate in the aquarium, as the abdomen is easily scratched by a coarser substrate, thus causing infection. It should never be exposed to copper-based medications. It will eat any crustacean in the aquarium.

The hatching time of the egg will be anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks depending on the stage of development and the environmental conditions in the aquarium. When hatched, offer small pieces of cleaned squid or live saltwater feeder shrimp in order to entice this fish to eat. Then it may be fed shrimp, scallops or pieces of fresh marine fish.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Care Level: Expert Only
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 4"
Color Form: Tan
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Family: Orectolobidae

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