The Black Banded Cat Shark is known as a Cat Shark because the barbels at the mouth look like cat whiskers. It is also referred to as the Brownbanded Bamboo Shark, and has a cream-colored body with broad dark black stripes. There may be large, muted brown spots between the stripes when the fish gets larger. The Black Banded Cat Shark is a bottom dwelling shark that is common in the home aquarium. It will eat any crustacean in the aquarium.
Adult Maximum Size: 40"
Care Level: Moderate - Expert
Temperament : Aggressive
Minimum Tank Size: 200g
Reef Compatible: With Caution (Will eat small fish and inverts)
Scientific Name: Chiloscyllium sp.
Water Conditions: 65-75F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
The Fish pictured here are representative only and the livestock you receive may vary in pattern, coloration and shape.