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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charles - 2011-09-10
Want to buy large pangasius catfish.

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  • floyd - 2011-09-17
    make sure you are willing to own quite a large tank for them
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-13
    Yeah you need a huge tank when they are full grown. They will be about 3 or 4 feet. In the wild they get to 6 to 7 feet. I would say 800 gallons and up or a pond
Jtag - 2011-06-29
I have an Iridescent Shark Catfish in a 90 gallon tank. I have raised the fish since it was a baby and now he is about 12 years old. He comes with tank and is any one interested in adoption of a 2 feet long catfish?

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  • Mitchell - 2011-08-09
    Hey I have a 360 gallon tank with 6 ID sharks that I have adopted from Pet Centers and people who know nothing about them and take them in.... they get too big and everyone just takes them back to fish store.. I take very good care of them they school with same size Albino IDS which I have 5 of they would love to have a friend
  • Amanda - 2011-09-23
    Where are you located? I have a large tank with Alligator Gar and I'm looking for something big to keep with them.
kevere - 2011-12-18
I have a baby pangasius catfish and ever since i bought it, it hasn't eaten anything.

roy m. delegero - 2011-08-06
Hi! I'm Roy of Philippines and I just got back to fish keeping again a few weeks ago to save 2 pairs of id sharks (2 blacks 16-20 in and 2 albs of 8-10 in) from my neighbors small outdoor pond. The black male I'd got his right fin stripped as well as a lip bruise-more from the net he used to catch. They're finally settled happily outdoor in a shaded aluminum tank of about 250 gals ...need more info though re my black female laying eggs. Will it be safe with the smaller id albs? What's my chance of bringing these eggs up successfully given the said situation? Needless to say my bottom tank got pebbles and stones that these eggs could be hidden but still...?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-06
    General rule - if one fish can fit the other in his mouth - he will. Babies - you sound like you have been through this before. I honestly hope there is someone on this site that has done this but either way - you won'tknow unless you try. Good luck to you.
  • samiran roy,india - 2011-08-30
    After you see the eggs, remove them from all the other fishes at all costs because they will most certainly be eaten. And the chances of hatching the fry is 50-50,but still try.
John - 2011-04-12
I have 7 of these fish. They range in size from just under a foot . To almost a meter long ! They are in a large outdoor pond which is oval shaped so they don't panic and flip out . I tried moving some smaller ones into a another large pond which was rectangular and
the would jump out almost every day. Luckily I was around at that time and because they can survive out of water for longer than most fish they were ok. They are housed with 5 red eared sliders ( terrapins ) and 3 common plecos. Very peaceful fish and all get along well.

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  • lisa - 2011-06-12
    Hi John
    I have 2 pangasius fish they are over 20 years old, I would like to know what heating you use in outdoor pond or are you in a hot country?

  • Grace Bustamante - 2011-07-23
    I love hearing that people are doing so well with these fish. For some reason, they always die on me. I've done everything. I love their personalities but don't know what to do. Any advice?
Alejandro Faz - 2011-06-07
Would anybody like to trade fishes? I have some pangasius catfish and I really don't like them. They get spooked very often so if you got any other fishes more better then these hit me up.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-07
    Where are you?
  • Alejandro Faz - 2011-06-09
    I'm located by 1960 and 45. My adress is 16934 reston glen. My number is 8325739605
Simcha Younger - 2003-08-12
This is a nice fish, but it does not swim around much. It seems to spend all of its time trying to swim out of the aquarium. I find it hard to feed because it does not come right away.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-28
    The Pangasius Catfish doesn't just hang out on the bottom bottom like most catfishes, but rather occupies the middle of the aquarium. They are constantly on the move and will occasionally go to the surface for air. These guys also stress out at times if you tap on the tank or with suden movements etc. Could you be tapping on the side of the tank or splashing which would make him want to jump out or appear to jump out. They do come to the surface for air.
josh - 2011-05-27
I NEED HELP/ADVICE DESPERATELY! I have 2 pangasius catfish that are about 3 months old and almost 3-4 inches long. I thought I injured the bigger one when I was tryin to catch my gold fish that are in the same tank last week and maybe I hit him. He has a large white fungus looking growth now that's almost like bubbling. He's been ok up until tonight but he is lieing at the bottom barely moving. What can I do?!!! plz help email me My mom has some pills for her pond outside that are for some sort of fish illness. They are capsuls. I think I am going to try and find them and use them before he dies. Plz help.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-29
    There is an article on Animal World where you just posted your question that is called Fish Diseases and Symmptoms. Just go to any fish article and scroll down till you see it and click onit. One the bottom of the Fish Disease and Symptom article there is a bunch of symptoms. Determine what it is you believe your fish has and use the recommended treatment prescribed.

    If the spots look white and salty it is probably ich which you treat with an antibiotic.

    Grey or white fluffy opatches ia a fungus and you treat with an anti fungal.


    The article is clear so just go back to your fish and click on Fish Diseases and Symptoms and you should have an answer. I tried to attach the article but for some reason, it wouldn't work. I am sorry

    Good luck
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Claire - 2007-12-12
I have recently bought 2 pangasius catfish and have read up on them only to find that some websites say that they don't like having the tank light on, and some say they love it! I'm confused.

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  • Paul Corky Hawkins - 2011-05-22
    Hi Claire. I got 3 babies. One the fish man at the shop said it would take 3 years to get bigger. I got them in a 3 foot fish tank. I'm waiting to move to a ground floor falt where I can get a bigger tank, 6 foot by 2 foot by 2 trying to hit 2 birds with one stone. So I don't have to give them back to the shop but if I have to just have to wait till I move and get them again? Let me know as well if they do better with the light on thanks.
michela - 2011-04-10
We have two Pangasius Catfish. We have had them for a few years now - watched them grow from 3 to 20 inches. Every once in a while, the larger one gets his "nostrils" inflamed. They get really large and red. We haven't been able to figure out what triggers that and how to heal it. Can anyone help? Thanks!