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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Tan Hui Chun - 2010-12-29
Can I keep my shark with mini lobster? Thanks.

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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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Jeremy - 2009-12-18
We just got one in like a forty gallon tank, and it ate one of our fish.It's only an inch and a half long. My mom doesn't believe me. But w/e it'll be fun to watch it play out.

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