Marine World

West Bengal, India

Banded Cat Shark


Banded Cat Shark

Description: They prefer reefs and tide pools and are frequently found sitting in sandy areas on the ocean floor. Sharks should not be exposed to copper based medications as this will cause illness. Like all sharks, this one has the possibility of inflicting a very painful bite, especially when provoked. The Banded / Bamboo shark is referred to as a cat shark, because they have barbels on their mouth and these look like cat whiskers. Care should be taken when cleaning the display tank and feeding. Sharks tend to act aggressively toward other fish, particularly smaller ones. Be sure to house with larger, aggressive species
 
Minimum Tank Size: It stays relatively small, but requires at least a 180 gallon or larger aquarium as an adult. It requires sand as the substrate as the abdomen is easily scratched by a coarser substrate, which may lead to an infection. It should never be exposed to copper-based medications
 
Feeding and Diet: Feed a varied diet consisting of large chunks of meaty foods. These foods include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel
 
Reef Compatible: No
 
Level of Care: Difficult




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70, Bhattacharjee Para Road, Khardah, Kolkata - 700 116., Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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