Whitespotted Bamboo Shark


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FAMILY - Orectolobidae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chiloscyllium Plagiosum

COMMON NAME - Whitespotted Bamboo Shark

SIZE - 37.4" (95 cm)

RANGE - Indo West Pacific

MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 180 US Gal. (681 L)

FOODS AND FEEDING - Pieces of fresh shrimp, scallop, marine fish flesh. Feed juveniles finely chopped food, feed to satiation 3 times a week.


REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat crustaceans, small fish, may topple items not securely fasten down.

CAPTIVE CARE - Provide stable ledges and caves, this shark is a proficient digger, more than one can be kept, however, mature males may fight or harass females, this shark is subject to being picked on by angelfishes, triggers, and puffers, will reproduce in larger aquariums. As with all sharks, filtration and water quality must be adequate for long term success.

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