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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david - 2011-01-21
And they are excellent eating! They are growing rapidly as a food fish in Asia, because they have very low oxygen needs and can tolerate stocking densities that lesser fish cannot. They are seeing exports around the world in record numbers. Bad news for the American catfish farmer, unless he gets on the Pangasisu wagon pretty soon.

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Satori Forest - 2010-12-30
Hi, i have a Pangasius Catfish for over 10 years now and he's like a buddy to me all these years. Unfortunately, he developed mouth fungus and I have no idea how to treat the disease. The instruction I got here is too complicated for me. I'm so worried it could kill him because it grew bigger above his mouth, I can only imagine how it could be painful for him and all coz it's kind of swollen. Is it okay if I treat it with Methyline Blue 1tsp a day? Problem is, he lives with other small fish in the tank, is it safe to do that? We don't have specially stores around or vets for fish here coz I live in an island somewhere in the Philippines. I wish you could help me with some simple yet effective treatment tips, I would thoroughly appreciate it. Thanks so much... Love and respect!

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  • Barb - 2011-01-11
    I've used Melafix foe years ..(Drs. Fosterandsmith.com)It is used for scaleless fish and seems to work well for almost every disease I've encountered.. even though I have not encountered the one you are speaking of...I have two 4 year olds..one is about 15 inches and the other about 7 inches...I just recently moved (about 4 months ago) and bought a 46 bow front..upgrade from 30 gallon..my larger one was ill all of the time due to close confinement and the filter not working properly because of his size...I think this might help.. hope sincerely so..
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Poet - 2006-09-28
I have a blind albino Pangasius. have had him for almost 2 years now and is now about a foot long. very placid and often gets spooked by the platties that share the tank with him, though the yellow convict and jeweled cichlid dont tend to bother him. I have no idea how old my pangasius is as he was sold to the aquarium i got him from and was brought and returned many times before that because of getting picked on by the fish he was put with.

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  • patrick c - 2010-11-23
    I have five Pangasius Sutchi catfish. I've had them about 1 and a half years now. My first 6 months in the hobby I lost several schools of five to disease and my own inexperience. I have started a blog to share my experience and knowledge on giving these catfish a good home aquarium life. I am excited for others to add on to my blog and share their knowledge. My goal is to increase the volume of positive pet ownership skills with this particular species as I have noted at lot of negative press on the web writing them off as "tank busters" and "overly skittish". With certain accommodations, practice & dedication they can make great home aquarium pets.
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matt - 2010-09-21
I have a turtle with two I'd sharks and 2 golden pleco's they all get along great till I get bored and start moving decorations around. Bad me! They recently all moved in together and has been two weeks so far and haven't had any issues and frank the turtle loves the company. No aggression what so ever. And the is sharks love swimming around him. The pleco's hide a lot though. The fish around about 2" in length and franks about 3 1/2" and in a 80 gallon tank currently half full. Wasn't warned about the is sharks and space and how much room they need. Wondering when they would need more space and how much for there size, and growth.

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  • steve - 2010-10-07
    Hi, just to let you know that my pangasius is around the 20" mark and still growing. Will be moving him into a 7x3x2 lxwxh soon. I am looking for another large one for him to shoal with.
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Tan Hui Chun - 2010-09-27
Can I feed my pangasius catfish with bare hands? What is the maximum size of id shark? Is their size is according the size of the tank and diet?

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David Morales - 2009-12-24
I had a 6 inch pangasius since it was only 1 inch ,but it was eaten by my red tail catfish. They had gotten along with the other fish in my 29 gallon tank. In the tank there is a red tail catfish,marble sailfin catfish, tiger shovelnose, tiger oscar, and red belly pacu. Better luck next time. I now moved them to a 350 gallon tank.

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  • Nathan - 2010-09-15
    I love your assortment of fish I google imaged all of them, VERY COOL.
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Dave - 2010-04-01
Has anyone had any experience with having one of these cats in a koi pond?

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  • motasm - 2010-05-28
    They need special temperature.
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tyler - 2010-03-02
Where do u buy an iridescent shark?

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  • Lois - 2010-03-18
    I feel the need to warn you that these fish need a very big aquarium because their organs grow from the inside and they will die a very painful death if not in a huge area. My son's sixty gallon tank was not sufficiant and it was heartbreaking experience
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Amy - 2010-01-20
I have a Pangasius catfish named George. I have had him since he was about 1" and now he is about 14". He is best friends with my 6" Oscar and they run the tank! I have a couple of Texas Cichlids and a Pleco in the 125 gallon tank with them. Yesterday I noticed that my Oscar layed eggs and that George was the supposed father. I know they will never hatch but I think it's funny that this un-likley pair chose each other. They make quite the site rubbing on each other and chasing the other fish away from their eggs. This is the first time this has happened and reading about Oscars, I hope she doesn't do this every month or I will have to remove the Texas Cichlids.

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  • yashwin - 2010-02-26
    You have cichilds with 6 inch oscars. They are not compatiable tankmates, just remove them as quickly as you can.
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Rajan - 2010-02-06
I am in chennai, India. I bought 5 Pangasius cat fish and 2 silver tiger shark at 3" size some 4 years back. First I put them in a normal fish water tank of 100 liters, after that I shifted them to my bath tub, and now I built a wall tank of 300 gallon capacity. Now their size is almost 2.5 to 3 feet. But one is only just 6". The silver tiger is 1 feet. I am feeding only pellets. Is they breed...
What is the maximum life span and size they grow up.
I had put some gold fish also in the same tank one year back and all are playing in good harmony without fighting.


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  • saurav - 2010-03-18
    brother...can u plz tell me from where did u get silver tiger shark..actually..i'v gt "pangasius catfish" which are named sharks(duplicate) in india..bt i'm looking for real sharks...can i get them??tiger sharks r not freshwater fish..so do u have d real1??if so..then do tell me from where i can get them..as indian sharks are bull sharks..(very dangerous) n we cant get them(trade is banned) :-(
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