Nurse Shark

Species information for the Nurse Shark, in the Sharks category.

  1. FAMILY - Orectolobidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Ginglymostoma Cirratum

    COMMON NAME - Nurse Shark

    SIZE - 14.1 ft. (4.3m)

    RANGE - Tropical Atlantic and Eastern Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 1,000 US Gal. ( 3, 785 l)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Pieces of fresh shrimp, scallops, marine fish flesh. Feed to satiation 2 times a week.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Eats crustaceans, small fishes, tends to topple corals and rockwork not secured.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Can grow 7.5 inches (19 cm) a year in captivity, a voracious feeder consuming all that is offered making it hard for tankmates to feed adequately such as other sharks, rays, and bottom feeders.

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