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.

Reproduce: Spawning.

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.

Sexing: Difficult

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

SKU: 5854020001838
  • Species Details

    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

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