Whitespotted Bamboo Shark

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

  1. 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.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 10

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