Paroon Shark (Pangasius sanitwongsei)

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Paroon Shark

Pangasius sanitwongsei 1.jpg
Paroon Shark

Pangasius sanitwongsei

3700 Litres (977.4)

250-300 cm (98.4-118.1")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.5

22 -27 °C (71.6-80.6°F)

5-8 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

12-18 years

Family

Pangasiidae





Additional names

Paroon Shark, Giant Pangasius, Chao Phraya Giant Catfish, Pla Tepa, Emperor ID Shark, Hi-Fin Shark, Hi-Fin Bull Shark

Additional scientific names

Pangasius sanitswongi, Pangasius beani


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeding regime

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Behaviour

Identification

An extremely large catfish easily mistaken for Pangasius hypophthalmus when young and can also be sold under the same "Iridescent Shark" common name. They can be differentiated by their dorsal fin, the P. sanitwongsei has a more elongated dorsal fin that finishes at a point, P. hypophthalmus has a shorter, more stumpy and rounded dorsal fin. The caudal tail fin of the 'P. sanitwongsei is also more pointed than P. hypophthalmus.

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