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post #1 of 4 Old 02-24-2012, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Irrisescent shark catfish

I recently inherited a 55and gallon tank with fish. One fish is his catfish aka irridescent shark. I know nohing about him so need advise. He startles easily and jumpes alot. What should he be eating tha is practical to feed. Tank mates? Thanks for any help
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-24-2012, 04:08 PM
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The Iridescent (or Pangassius) shark is one fish that pet stores should not sell. They get HUGE...up to 4 feet in length. They are a schooling fish and have very poor eyesight. That is probably why yours is startled so easily. Here's some info I found. Scroll down to where it says "in the aquarium" for some insight.

Iridescent shark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
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I recently inherited a 55and gallon tank with fish. One fish is his catfish aka irridescent shark. I know nohing about him so need advise. He startles easily and jumpes alot. What should he be eating tha is practical to feed. Tank mates? Thanks for any help
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They are a schooling catfish and can get way to big for your tank. It's prob skittish cause it is alone.
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The Iridescent (or Pangassius) shark is one fish that pet stores should not sell. They get HUGE...up to 4 feet in length. They are a schooling fish and have very poor eyesight. That is probably why yours is startled so easily. Here's some info I found. Scroll down to where it says "in the aquarium" for some insight.

Iridescent shark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Thanks for the information. After some research I have found a new home that is better equiped for this fish.
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