Animal Stories - Iridescent Shark


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Iridescent Shark Catfish are very graceful, elegant swimmers and beautiful fish to watch!
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pranto - 2006-02-13
hi I had my one for over 2 years in a separate tank with bala sharks and many of its same kind.

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CRAIG FOSTER - 2006-01-28
HI, IVE HAD MY I.D. SHARKS SINCE DECEMBER.......BUT ONE DIED SO NOW I HAVE 1 LEFT SHARING ITS HOME WITH 2 BLACK PHANTOM TETRAS 5 GLOWLIGHT TETRAS 11 NEON TETRAS 3 PLATIES AND 13 MOLLIES (INCLUDING 10 LITTLE BABIE MOLLIES) 2 BALA SHARKS 2 ALBINO PLECOSTOMUS 2 ZEBRA DANIOS AND 3 LEOPARD DANIOS........IT SEEMS 2 BE DOING FINE

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Kazuyal - 2006-01-26
I've had my little guys for about 5yrs now roughly. They were my beginner fish. Granted, I didn't realize how big they would grow. But, I do love em none the less. They did grow up with a Plecostumus, sadly he died a while back. Now they share a tank with two of them. They have lived threw many trial and errors while trying to make a stable tank at first. They have lived in a 40 gallon tank. I am more than certain they would be happy in a bigger tank, although we don't have the room right now for a bigger tank :(. Some day perhaps.

And they love bubbles. Kind of reminds of that fish in the cartoon *Nemo* "BUBBLES, my bubbles!" .. When they were smaller they use to kinda *dance* in the bubble strips. Not so much now, though they still play in them sometimes. One is bigger than the other, at least 1/2 it's size. He's the one that freaks out the most. They have become more than just fish to me, it'll be a sad day when they go to that fish heaven. Hopefully that won't be for a long time still. :)

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E GOMEX - 2006-01-24
IV HAD MY ID SHARK FOR 2 YRS. ITS BEEN THROUGH ICH, AND ONE OF THE FEW SURVIVORS OF MY BACTERIAL BLOOM ACCIDENT I HAD :(,, IN MY 100 GALLON TANK. HES 12 INCHES LONG. BLACK SHARKS ARE THE BEST. THEY ARE ALWAYS DOING SOMETHING, VERY SMART FISH, AND VERY FAST GROWING. MINE WAS A 1 INCH BABY 5 MONTHS AGO, NOW ITS 8 INCHES. I USE TO HAVE AN 18 INCH.

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calvin caldwell - 2006-01-14
i don't understand what so hard about raising irredescent shark catfish. i bought 3 of them they schooled well. they eat high quality goldfish flakes. including eating from my hand in the water and have been known to rub up against my hand in the water. not for tasting me, but for texture,lol.yes they bump the tank alot when younger and make mad dashes all over splashing water. they live in a freshwater tank ,not brackish.i assume they can. they love having a current and swim the middle of the tank. they have a lil white dot on there forheads ,i assume thats a light sensitive third eye like crayfish.. ive never been stung cleaning my tank, or bit by the way i have to mention i have a 40 gallon tank and each one happens to be around 9 to 10 inches long they seem pretty happy.

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Jason - 2006-01-05
Hi! i wanted to write about my i.d. sharks. I have 2 of and they are both about 5 inches long. they are fun 2 watch and have a pack with the 6 cory catfish. they avoid the 4 african dwarfs in the tank, which i am happy about because they are in the mating process.

Jason 2006, jan, 5

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security - 2005-12-12
I got my Pangasius Suchi in August,he was an inch or smaller.We got him because I was told at the pet store that they were semi-aggresive Catfish,and I needed something to clean up after my six year old Red Devil named Brutus. To my surprise he survived what we call The Wrath of Brutus, and has grown to almost nine inches! We named him Sharky, not knowing that they were aka. the Iridescent Shark Catfish.I learned today that they can grow up to three feet so my thirty gallon tank obviously won,t be good enough.I think it,s time to go big, maybe 150 gallons,and get two or three more because Sharky has beautiful green and blue shades that rival some saltwater fish.It might also give him a break from Brutus, who has never let anything live in HIS house for more than a week.

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declan - 2005-12-02
i got two albino sharks and one normal grey/black one. they turned pretty agressive over the years and no matter what cleaner fish i put they always kill it. two corydoras about 2" gone in the first week. i also got them a lobster to pick up the food remains but after a month or so i only found its shell. im absolutely sure this anti-organism shark mafia has somthing to do with the fact that i give them guppys as a main part of their diet. the two albinos are 1 foot long while the blue/grey is something like 7".

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Lawrence - 2005-11-01
Hey guys, I got my ID shark

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Atta - 2005-10-30
I have two of these guys from very little when they were about couple of inches long. Now after five years one has grown over a foot long but the other is a little short at 8 inches. Don't know why one has grown that much as they were both of the same size to start with. The bigger one is of light gray/blue colour and very lively the smaller one is mostly black in colour.

It's getting a bit difficult to do the water changes now as they almost every time jump out of the tank. The bigger one is quite strong and you can hear him breathe with its gills opening and closing when I pick him up with my hands to put him back in the tank! No he doesn't bite :-)

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