Black Sharks

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Scientific name: Labeo chrysophekadion

Common name: Black shark

Family: Cyprinidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 65 - 90 cm (25.59 - 35.43 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.6

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 9 - 18°N (160.71 - 321.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 23 - 27 °C (73.4 - 80.6°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: East Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller

Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels

Depending on dimensions of your aquarium, Black shark can be very large as adult. Thus, don’t keep it in less than 2500 liter aquarium (although 4000 liter aquarium would be better).Also, if Black sharks are not given enough space, they become aggressive especially in the adult age.

Also known as Black shark minnow, Black labeo (jjphoto.dk).

m is not available all year round.