Labeo chrysophekadion - Black Shark
Family - Cyprinidae
Order - Cypriniformes
Length - Up to 24 inches
Recognition - Black body with similarly colored fins and tail
Habitat - Shallow freshwater bodies
Behavior - Omnivore
Residency - Southeast Asia
Life Span - Up to 20 years in captivity
Of Special Note - The black shark is one of the largest freshwater sharks in the world. It can grow to a massive 24 inches, outgrowing all but the largest of aquariums. It requires an aquarium of at least 70 gallons, and even that may make it cramped when it reaches full size.
The black shark is quite aggressive, particularly to its own species. The aquarium should be well covered since this species is known to jump out when able. It can be fed a diet of flake food and frozen bloodworms.
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