Common Name: Columbian Shark, Black Fin Shark, Jordan's Catfish, West American Catfish.
Scientific Name: Arius jordani.
Max size: 25cm
Origin: South America.
pH Range: 7.0 - 8.0
Temperature: 23 - 26°C
Temperament with same species: Peaceful.
Temperament with other species: Peaceful.
Tank Level: Lower Levels.
Lifespan: 20 years.
Aquarium Setup: Their natural environment ranges from freshwater to brackish water with some time spent in saltwater as well. In their native habitat they have plenty of areas with dense vegetation and rocky outcrops, so it is best to replicate this in the aquarium as well. Plants and rocks should be spaced out enough, leaving them plenty of room to swim. In brackish water they require a specific gravity of around 1.010. Moderate lighting with hardy plants which thrive in brackish water and that will protrude above the water is a great way to replicate a natural brackish environment. Make sure to have hiding places like driftwood and tall twisted roots similar to mangrove trees, this way the Columbian Shark will feel much safer, comfortable and behave more actively. The substrate should consist of sand or fine gravel. The plants are best placed at the sides and corners of the tank, leaving the center open for free swimming. Columbian Sharks are best kept in small schools. Most importantly, Brackish water fish require very clean / well oxygenated water and a good filtrating system is critical for their well being.
Breeding: Difficult, The female Columbian Shark will lay her eggs and the male will take over and incubate them in his mouth untill they hatch.
Columbian Shark 20,000 KHR
Common Name Columbian Shark Scientific Name Arius jordani Origin South America Max Size 25 cm Community Safe Yes pH Range
7.0 - 8.0
Diet Type Omnivore Min Tank Size Medium - Large Temperature Range 23 - 26°C Care Level Easy