Chinese banded shark - Myxocyprinus asiaticus
Scientific name: Myxocyprinus asiaticus
Common name: Chinese banded shark
Usual size in fish tanks: 90 - 100 cm (35.43 - 39.37 inch)
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.
Asia, Chinese banded sharks are native to the Yangtze Basins in China.
There are no physical differences between the sexes.
Chinese banded sharks are believed to be egg scatterers but as of yet there are no reported cases of breeding in captivity.
The expected life span for Myxocyprinus asiaticus can reach up to 25 years; as they are very slow growers.
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.
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