Want to liven up your pond with a new fish this year? You might want to consider the Chinese High Fin Banded Shark to add some interest to your pond. Don’t be fooled by the fact that they resemble sharks in their juvenile state, they still exhibit a peaceful temperament, even a playfully swimming manner. They are even known to change color depending on their mood.
These omnivorous bottom dwellers prefer cooler temperatures with stretches of warmer weather, as they are native to the Yangtze River in China.
Some other considerations for raising these fish:
• Provide well oxygenated water
• Appear to be a schooling fish, so consider buying in groups to mimic their natural habitat
• In their natural habitat, adults grow up to 40 inches.
• Can be fed sinking algae pellets, sinking goldfish food, brine shrimp and blood worms