Shark Egg

  • Scientific Name: chiloscyllium sp.
  • Family: Orectolobidae
  • Origin: Indo-Pacific
  • Size: 10 centimetres (4 Inches)
  • Temperature: 22°C – 26°C (72°F – 78°F)
  • PH – 8.1 to 8.4
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  • Scientific Name: chiloscyllium sp.
  • Family: Orectolobidae
  • Origin: Indo-Pacific
  • Size: 10 centimetres (4 Inches)
  • Temperature: 22°C – 26°C (72°F – 78°F)
  • PH – 8.1 to 8.4
  • Specific Gravity (Salinity) – 1.020 to 1.025
  • Aquarium Size (Minimum) – 1363 litres (360 gallons)
  • Diet – Carnivore.
  • Feeding Frequency –N/A
  • Compatibility- *See Compatibility chart*
  • Aggression – N/A until hatched
  • Difficulty to keep – Expert
  • Captive Breeding – N/A

 

Overview:

The Shark Egg is hardy. Due to its availability, and combined with the relatively low cost, these Shark eggs are the most common shark kept in an aquarium.

As an adult, it requires at least a 1363 litre or larger aquarium. It requires sand as the substrate in the aquarium, as the abdomen is easily scratched by a coarser substrate, thus causing infection. It should never be exposed to copper-based medications. It will eat any crustacean in the aquarium.

The hatching time of the egg will be anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks depending on the stage of development and the environmental conditions in the aquarium. When hatched, offer small pieces of cleaned squid or live saltwater feeder shrimp in order to entice this fish to eat. Then it may be fed shrimp, scallops or pieces of fresh marine fish.