Brown-Banded Bamboo Shark

  • Scientific Name: Chiloscyllium Punctatum
  • Family: Hemiscylliidae
  • Origin: Indo-West Pacific region
  • Size: 68 to 76 cm for males; +- 63cm for females
  • Temperature: 26°C – 28°C (78°F – 82°F)
  • PH – 8.1 to 8.4
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  • Scientific Name: Chiloscyllium Punctatum
  • Family: Hemiscylliidae
  • Origin: Indo-West Pacific region
  • Size: 68 to 76 cm for males; +- 63cm for females
  • Temperature: 26°C – 28°C (78°F – 82°F)
  • PH – 8.1 to 8.4
  • Specific Gravity (Salinity) – 1.020 to 1.025
  • Aquarium Size (Minimum) – 757 litres (180 gallons) with plenty of places to hide & swim
  • Appearance (Physical Description) – The Brown-Banded Bamboo Shark has a cream-colored body with broad dark black stripes. There may be large, muted brown spots between the stripes when the fish gets larger.

    The mouth of Brown-Banded Bamboo Shark is well in front of its eyes, the dorsal fins are spineless far posterior on tail, greatly elongated thick precaudal tail, long and low anal fin just anterior to caudal fin, no lateral ridges on trunk, dorsal fins with concave posterior margins and elongated free rear tips, first dorsal-fin origin opposite anterior halves of pelvic-fin bases; usually no colour pattern in adults but young with bold dark transverse bands and a few dark spots.

    The Brown-Banded Bamboo Shark is a bottom dwelling shark. It will eat any crustacean in the aquarium. It requires sand as the substrate as the abdomen is easily scratched by a coarser substrate, which may lead to an infection.

  • Diet – TheBrown-Banded Bamboo Shark is a carnivore and likes to eat variety of chopped crustaceans, fish pieces, shrimp, shellfish, squid. Feeding may be difficult in the beginning. The best way to begin feeding is by offering small pieces of cleaned squid or freshwater ghost shrimp.
  • Feeding Frequency – Feed this species 2-3 times a week.
  • Compatibility- *See Compatibility chart*
  • Aggression – Aggressive.
  • Difficulty to keep – For experts
  • Captive Breeding – Yes but not in home aquariums.

 

Overview:

The brownbanded bamboo shark is an extremely hardy species, with a slender body and a thick, elongate tail. While the adults are light brown and lack an obvious colour pattern, juveniles are distinctly marked with bold dark transverse bands and a few scattered spots. Like all bamboo sharks (Hemiscylliidae), the paired pectoral and pelvic fins are muscular and leg-like, ideal for clambering over reefs and into crevices.