Banded Hifin Shark - Myxocyprinus asiaticus
These fish are not true sharks but are actually more closely related to loaches or carp. They are not tropical fish and are naturally found in cooler waters. This makes them suitable for ponds along with koi and goldfish who share many of the similar trade. The Banded Hifin Sharks also has a similar diet to these more common pond animals. They can be fed pond flakes or pellets and a diet high in vegetation. Although often sold as small juveniles, these fish can grow very large and should be kept in a very large aquarium or pond.
|Common Name||Banded Hifin Shark|
|Scientific Name||Myxocyprinus asiaticus|
|Max Size (in inches)||24|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||100|
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Ratings & Reviews
size and needs
by Claude Poole
This fish in the wild will grow to 3 feet and more. Although it will not achieve full size in an aquarium, it is certainly not suitable for a 100 gallon aquarium. This fish needs a good size pond. Also, being a schooling fish it will not be happy by itself.