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Chinese banded shark - Myxocyprinus asiaticus

Chinese banded shark - Myxocyprinus asiaticus

Scientific name: Myxocyprinus asiaticus

Common name: Chinese banded shark

Family: Catostomidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 90 - 100 cm (35.43 - 39.37 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.9 - 7.8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 20°N (71.43 - 357.14ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 16 - 29 °C (60.8 - 84.2°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: East Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Food and feeding

Quality flakes, small pellets should be their staple diet. Blood worms and brine shrimp are also readily accepted, some vegetable matter should also be included, and algae wafers can be used for vegetable content.

Origin

Asia, Chinese banded sharks are native to the Yangtze Basins in China.

Sexing

There are no physical differences between the sexes.

Breeding

Chinese banded sharks are believed to be egg scatterers but as of yet there are no reported cases of breeding in captivity.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Myxocyprinus asiaticus can reach up to 25 years; as they are very slow growers.

Short description

Myxocyprinus asiaticus can adapt to live in both tropical and coldwater set ups. Although not too fussy on water parameters, they are sensitive to high nitrate levels. They are a very peaceful species and always on the move. It is quite common for their colors to change depending on which mood they are in.

Picture

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Chinese banded shark

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