Shark catfish – spirited fish with a difficult temperament
Shark catfish is a fish belonging to the family pangasius. In nature, shark catfish found in Thailand and Laos, in freshwater lakes and rivers, and in artificial channels and ducts, for which it is also called channel catfish. His Providence and breeding of economically favorable compared to many other fish, besides, she is in great demand in many countries – usually in stores such fish are sold in the form of frozen fillets, which is more known under the name of “sea language”. But shark catfish is not only a fish dish, but fish. From what we are used pangasius, which is used for food, this creature is smaller in size: if you eat mainly individuals that reach a few tens of centimeters, or even meters in length, in aquariums are bred smaller fish.
A species of shark catfish
Shark catfish as aquarium fish is divided into two varieties: Siamese pangasius and pangasius sutchi. The first is very popular among many lovers of aquarium fish because of its resemblance with a small shark (which was even referred to as a freshwater shark): these flattened fish head, high fin on its back, large eyes and two pairs of mustache around the mouth. Young Siamese pangasius has a gray color with beautiful streaks of silver color, which pass along the entire body, but with age they nachinateley, and the fish is painted in dark grey color. The female shark catfish larger than males and are often more pale.
Siamese pangasius mobile and active, but shy. After the fish run into the aquarium, she begins to quickly rush, sometimes even pretending to be dead, then to Wake up again and start to move actively. This fish is fun to watch: she is always worn in the middle layer of water in the aquarium. Together with Siamese shark catfish can be bred cichlids, Gur, fish-knives, donaciinae.
Pangasius sutchi – smaller, not so agile and predatory fish such as Siamese shark catfish, so it is rarely used for breeding. These fish often swim near the front wall of the aquarium, and know the owners react to their presence.