Brownbanded Bamboo Shark

Species information for the Brownbanded Bamboo Shark, in the Sharks category.

  1. FAMILY- Orectolobidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chiloscyllium Punctatum

    COMMON NAME - Brownbanded Bamboo Shark

    SIZE - 40.9" (104 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet of marine meaty foods, fresh shrimp, scallop, marine fish flesh, specially prepared frozen foods for sharks. Feed to satiation 3 times a week.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat crustaceans and small fish. May topple coral and rocks not securely attached.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Readily acclimates to captivity but, may take a bit to commence feeding, a proficient digger, provide large overhangs and ledges for hiding and security. Will breed in captivity if the tank is large enough. Lays eggs on sand and takes from 140 to 165 days to hatch depending on temperature.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 3, 2014
    jhnrb, Jun 18, 2009