Marbled Bamboo Cat Shark EXPERT ONLY



The Bamboo Shark is also known as a Cat Shark because the barbels at the mouth look like cat whiskers. It is also referred to as the Whitespotted Bamboo Shark and has a brown-colored body with broad tan stripes and spots. The Bamboo Shark is a bottom-dwelling shark that is common in the home aquarium. It will eat any crustacean in the aquarium. It stays relatively small but requires at least a 300 gallon or larger aquarium as an adult. It requires sand as the substrate as the abdomen is easily scratched by a coarser substrate, which may lead to an infection. It should never be exposed to copper-based medications. When first introduced into the home aquarium, small pieces of cleaned squid or live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. Then it may be fed shrimp, scallops, or pieces of fresh marine fish. Feeding these sharks quality foods such as the whole cockle in the shell, fresh shrimp and squid, and frozen mussel are ideal. Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 5" to 7" Medium: 7" to 10" Large: 10" to 15: Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only." This species is recommended only for the expert aquarist, zoo, or research institution. Expert Only aquatic life is exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.
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General information regarding Marbled Bamboo Cat Shark The Bamboo Shark has barbels at the mouth, which resemble cat whiskers. It is a brown body with wide tan stripes as well as spots. It is a Bamboo Shark is a bottom dwelling shark, which is found in the aquarium at home. It will devour every crustacean found in the aquarium. It is relatively small but requires a large aquarium when it is an adult. It needs sand for the substrate since the abdomen can be easily scratched by a rougher substrate, which could lead to infection. It is best not to expose to medications containing copper. Marbled Bamboo Cat Shark Diet & Nutrition This carnivore is a fan of meaty foods However, feeding can be difficult at first and an overly stressed shark may be fast for weeks before eating. When you first introduce them to your aquarium, tiny pieces of squid that have been cleaned as well as live shrimp from the saltwater feeder must be served to lure the fish to take a bite. Sharks consume a variety of cut crustaceans, including scallops, shrimp, pieces from fresh fish whole cockles in their shells fresh shrimp, and squid. Frozen mussels are a great choice. It is not recommended to feed with your hands, but when needed, use a big feeding stick. Should be fed every 2-4 days and avoid feeding too much. Sharks should consume 35 percent of their weight each week. Sharks that are still young should be fed in small quantities daily. A shark's belly shouldn't expand in size in the event of a shark being pregnant. When you begin to notice an overly large stomach on the shark, it is best to cut back on the amount you're feeding. Freezing your food items for seven days or more will assist in killing any bacteria or parasites present within the meal. Food that is frozen for longer than 12 months is not recommended to be fed to sharks. It is recommended to consume food within six months. Soaking food items in liquid vitamins will boost the number of vitamins and minerals that are essential to this shark's health. Additionally, they require a supplement source of iodine in order to avoid goiter disease.
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