They are identified as Sharks because of their pointed head and a large pointed dorsal fin imitating the body shape of a saltwater shark. In contrast to the salt water shark, these fish are very peaceful in nature. They are active, fast swimmers and will try to jump out of the tank, therefore keep the tank covered with a tight glass at all times.
Max Size: 35 cm
They are omnivorous and are not fussy eaters. Silver Sharks will fare well on a wide variety of foods like live, fresh, frozen fish foods, beef heart and blood worms. While not predatory, fully grown specimens may eat small species such as Neon Tetras if they can catch them.
It is a peaceful fish that will ignore smaller fish like Tetras when they are small. As they reach full size they can get aggressive towards smaller fish. Keep them with semiaggressive larger fish. They are curious fish with lots of personality and character. They will flourish in groups of 7 or more.View Our Fish Compatibility Guide
Ease of Keeping
Required Water Conditions
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