Animal Stories - Silver-tipped Shark

Animal-World Information about: Silver-tipped Shark

   Though this is a very attractive fish and fun to observe, the Silver-tipped Shark or Shark Catfish gets rather large, up to 14 inches (36 cm) and needs several companions. This equates to a rather large aquarium!
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ANGELBABE420 - 2009-06-09
Love these fish! But I can't keep em alive either. There's nothing wrong with the pH or temp or anything. I had one that lasted about 3 weeks then died and just got a new one today, and he's already swimming funny:(

Mike - 2009-06-03
I would recommend not starting them in brackish water. Start them in freshwater only. As they become juveniles they may like brackish water, but as adults they will make their way back to freshwater.

James - 2009-05-20
I have bought a number of these fish and can't seem to keep them alive. I have a 120 gallon aquarium and it is already set up as a brackish water tank. I have perfect PH and ammonia levels. I only have 2 small oscars and 2 small plecos in there. When I get these, they last about a day and then die. It's as if they die from exhaustion cause they never stop swimming crazy. Anyone have any ideas I would appreciate it, cause I really love the look of this fish.

Lynn W - 2009-05-18
I always loved these fish, the way they "patrol" the tank (55 gal) they look like sharks...howver, all mine have developed this white mold looking stuff on them and died.

Cheryl - 2009-05-04
I've had my 3 sliver tipped sharks in a 20gl tank for the last year along with a few smaller fish with no issues. I moved everyone into a 60gl tank and now the 3 sharks are eating their tankmates. They seem thrilled with the larger tank and look amazing. I feel bad they were trapped in the smaller tank for so long. They need the space to swim and grow. Does anyone know how to male from female?

Betty - 2009-04-16
I just got a silver tip shark. I have a 20 gal. tank with one tiger barb, one cat fish, and a black and orange tip shark. How long can I keep the silver tip in this tank, and will it stop growing if I put it in a 50 gallon for its permanent home

Emily - 2009-03-06
I just got 1, well 2, but like yeah I read some of your other comments and they sound like a really cool fish. And yeah but I wonder if they'll get along with my turtle. My friend said just don't feed them live fish, but I'll try it anyway.

banana - 2009-02-19
I have had my silver tipped shark for almost a year. I was cleaning the tank yesterday and he bit me! There was a deep, half circle bite in my index finger. He just runs up and down one side of the tank. I think he is chasing his refection, but it's fun to watch. I am getting "Chum" a friend so he isn't so aggressive.

Josina - 2009-02-13
We have a Silvertip Shark Catfish as well and he is wild and crazy. I think I need to get him a friend, cause he's so active. We thought he was strange when we first got him but realized that's just how they are. He moves crazy in our tank, everyone that comes over says (what's wrong with your fish!) lol

Quiche - 2009-01-28
My silver tipped shark doesn't seem aggressive at all... But after having a baby algae eater, and two mickey mouse platys dissappear in the middle of the night without a trace left behind... I figured I better buy bigger fish because he just happens to think they're food. And my shark is about 6 inches long.