Epaulette Shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum)
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1893 Litres (500 US G.)
85-107 cm (33.5-42.1")
8.1 - 8.4
23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)
- Epaulette Shark
Additional scientific names
- Squalus ocellatus, Squalus oculatus
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Males have claspers near the pelic fins and females have a clocoa.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Species tanks are best, but they can be kept with anything that will not fit in its mouth otherwise it will try to eat it. They are not compatible with corals of any sort.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- These carnivores will eat small fish or crustaceans.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Daily feedings should be kept at the same time and monitored in case the fish does not eat should it be sick.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Should not be kept with coral or anything that can fit in its mouth. It needs a large tank to swim in and should not have a coarse substrate as it can easily scratch its tender belly and it can become infected. It should never be exposed to copper-based medications.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- These are aggressive, bottomfeeding fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Long and slender with a large black spot near the gills and smaller black spots on the dorsal side of the body with a yellow to tan background coloration.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )