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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Scott - 2012-08-23
These fish may not be venomous but their spines have some toxin. I got stung yesterday by one and it was very unpleasant. Handle with care.

Saffraz Mohammed - 2012-08-05
Hello everyone, I just bought an Albino ID @ 3 inches long.  I originally put him in my 100Gallon but had to take him out because he got stuck under ornaments and I was afraid he would get sucked into my filter. I have him in a small 15 Gal right now until he gets big to safely be put back into the big aquarium. My concern is now that I see some raised spots on his side and he's getting reddish and not swimming much. What should I do? I have experience with his breed too. I have a 15 inch ID in my large aquarium. Any Advise is welcome folks.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-05
    Not good.  I would check out the information on Animal Worlds fish Disease and Symptoms and look up the symptoms your guy has and the recommended treatment is on the side.  Sounds like red pest which is a bacterial disease and curable.
Daniel - 2012-07-04
If my iridescent shark was to get big, could I put him in a big pond with other fish like bass,sun fish,catfish,and frogs? or would he die?

Stuart - 2012-03-21
We have just bought a Pegasius. At the moment it is in a tank, when it gets bigger would it survive in the really cold water of my pond, which could get down to 2 degrees C.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-21
    These are not a cold water fish. It would not last in a cold pond unfortunately. Many other choices out there that will.
Rameres Jr Cumba - 2012-02-29
Does anybody know what size they mature at ?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-02-29
    The PGMA states a mature specimen will be 1.5 kilograms.
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-05
    At maturity they will go over 3 feet - estimated 39 inches long. That is a big fish.
  • Rameres Jr Cumba - 2012-03-05
    So how big would it be? In inches
Rameres Jr Cumba - 2012-02-29
I would mostly recommend these some what peaceful fish to those with access to large tank or pond due to their skittish behaviour at times, but they are still wonderful fish to own if properly cared for.

Tristan - 2012-02-25
I bought 2 catfish but the next morning they both where dead. Their eyes were missing and the fins where bitten off.They where housed with 2 convicts, green terro, livinstoni and a firemouth cichlid.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-02-26
    Pangasius Catfish are rather nervous, though friendly fish. The cichlids you have are moderately aggressive, and being already established in the tank, may have viewed the introduction of these new inhabitants as an intruders. For the best success in mixing fish with different temperaments is to add the more aggressive fish last. If you have a large tank, you can try rearranging the decor to upset the established territories of the existing fish. Also, in addition to rearranging the tank, taking the existing fish out for a few hours and letting the new fish get comfortable may help.
  • Tristan - 2012-02-29
    I have kept the pangasius catfish with the fire mouth cichlid for 4 days in the tank by themselves for 4 days and rearranged the tank furniture around. Am i able to add the other aggresive cichlids to the tank?
Kim Wardlaw - 2012-02-19
Hi, I purchased 2 catfish about a week ago. When they were both netted out in the shop I noticed 1 of them looked really blood streaked. The assistant just said it was stress but it hasn't got any better. I have noticed that it looks really fat like it's pregnant. It's just really pink and red looking especially round about its fins. Can anybody help me out if they think they know what it could be??? thanks.

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Denis Etaluku - 2011-07-08
Where and how buy fingerlings air freighted to Lagos Airport in Nigeria?

Priyanke de Silva - 2007-10-04
My wife and I just bought two Pangasius Catfish. Each about 7 inches. The aquarium that sold it warned me that they grew big. How big, I didn't realize until I researched on the web. Now, I am WORRIED!!!. Planning to build a HUGE pond for them. Would be fun to have a huge fish. My tank is 4L X 2W X 1H. I have a water circulator, so they seem very happy. Looking forward to the experience. My thanks to web sites that carry information. (Sri Lanka)