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Australian Epaulette Shark EXPERT ONLY

Greek Name: (Hemiscyllium ocellatum)

$899.99

The Australian Epaulette Shark is a relatively tiny bottom-dwelling shark. It is distinguished by a number of tiny spots on its yellowish-tan-colored body. It can be identified by the huge spot that is right in front of every pectoral fin. It is believed that the Australian Epaulette Shark can reach a maximum dimension of 42″.

A tank that’s 360 gallons or more will suffice. Sand is the only substrate for the aquarium. The abdomen of the Epaulette can be easily scratched by a rougher substrate that could lead to an infection. It should not be exposed to copper-based medicines. This Epaulette Shark will eat invertebrates inside the aquarium, and, since it is most active at night, it will devour all small, sleepy fish.

When it is introduced to the aquarium, tiny pieces of squid that have been cleaned as well as live shrimp from the saltwater feeder must be utilized to lure the fish to take in food. Then, it can be fed scallops, shrimp, or seafood that is fresh.

It is believed that the Epaulette Shark should only be maintained by aquarists who are experts.

Approximate purchase size: Medium 10″ to 18″ Large 18″ to 28″

Please note: We promise that ALL aquarium species we sell will be alive and in good shape. However, due to the greater degree of attention required for this specific species, it is designated “Expert only.” This species is suggested only to the aquarist who is an expert or zoo institution. Expert-only aqua life is not covered under our guarantee for a period of time after their arrival.

 

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Care Level

Expert Only

Temperament

Aggressive

Color Form

Tan, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

No

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

3' 6"

Origin

Australia

Family

Orectolobidae

Minimum Tank

360 gallons

Description

Australian Epaulette Shark Information

It is a very tiny bottom-dwelling shark. It’s got a few tiny spots on its yellowish-tan body. It is identified by the huge spot that is right in front of every pectoral fin. This species of Australian Epaulette Shark can reach the size of 42 inches. A tank that is 360 gallons or greater will suffice. Sand is the only substrate for the aquarium. The Epaulette’s abdomen is easily scratched by coarser substrates that could lead to an infection. It should not be exposed to copper-based medicine. It is believed that the Epaulette Shark will eat invertebrates within the aquarium and, since it is most active at night, it will be prey on small sleeping fish.

Australian Epaulette Shark Diet

When it is first introduced to the aquarium, tiny pieces of squid cleaned and live feeder shrimp in salt water can be utilized to lure the fish to take in food. Then, it can be fed scallops, shrimp, or even pieces of seafood that are fresh.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small