Common Name: Paroon Shark, Chao Phraya Catfish.
Scientific Name: Pangasius sanitwongsei.
Max Size: 300cm in the Wild.
pH Range: 6.5 - 8.0
Temperature: 24 - 28°C
Temperament with same species: Peaceful.
Temperament with other species: Peaceful.
Tank Level: All Levels.
Lifespan: 12 years.
Aquarium Setup: The aquarium should be large and very well filtered, include a sandy substrate and be lightly planted. Provide shelter using lots of driftwood, adding clay plant pots with smooth edges and even some small ceramic pipes will work well for hiding places for young Paroon sharks during the daylight hours. They also require a soft flow of water current and good water conditions are necessary to maintain them in top condition.
Feeding: These catfish are Carnivores and do well on a diet of sinking pellets, blood worm and brine shrimp. It is best to feed after the lights are out in the evening and they will also act as a scavenger feasting on what ever it can find on the aquarium floor.
Note: The Paroon shark populations have declined drastically in recent years mainly due to overfishing and it is now considered Critically Endangered in the wild.
** Paroon Shark ** 20,000 KHR
Common Name Paroon Shark Scientific Name Pangasius sanitwongsei Origin Asia Max Size 300cm Community Safe No pH Range
6.5 - 8.0
Diet Type Carnivore Min Tank Size Large Temperature Range 24 - 28°C Care Level Easy