Epaulette shark

Species information for the Epaulette shark, in the Sharks category.

  1. FAMILY - Orectolobidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Hemiscyllium Ocellatum

    COMMON NAME - Epauletter Shark

    SIZE - 42.1" (107 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, known to fast for weeks at a time before it starts to eat, feed to satiation 3 times a week.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat ornamental crustaceans and small fishes.

    CAPTIVE CARE - One of the best sharks for home aquariums, readily acclimates to captivity, keep only one per tank, males may act aggressively towards consexuals as well as towards male sharks of other species, males will harass females. Provide a stable cave or ledge, a very effective digger so landscape accordingly, can bite if provoked.

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