Hi-Finned Bull Shark
Ariopsis seemani

Care Level

Medium

Temperament

Semi-Aggressive

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

No

Max Size

8 - 12

Minimum Tank Size

55

Color

White, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Neutral (6.5-7.5 pH), Intermediate Water Hardness (4+ dKH), 68 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: Named after the high dorsal fin of a shark, the Hi-Finned Bull (false) Shark (Ariopsis seemani) are an active catfish from the many tributaries of Central America. The Hi-Finned Bull Shark will reach a length of up to twelve inches, and should be kept in a semi-aggressive community setting. The Hi-Finned Bull Shark are considered to be scaleless (finely scaled), so they are susceptible to external parasitism. It is critical to maintain low levels of Ammonia (NH4), Nitrite (NO2), and Nitrate (NO3) when keeping Hi-Finned Bull Shark. Like the Pictus Catfish, Hi-Finned Bull Shark are briefly tolerant of brackish environmental conditions.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Neutral (6.5-7.5 pH), Intermediate Water Hardness (4+ dKH)

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Brine Shrimp, Blackworms, Bloodworms, Spirulina, Daphnia, Krill, and Boiled Cucumber

Compatibility: The Hi-Finned Bull Shark (Ariopsis seemani) are typically compatible with Dojo Loach, Hillstream Loach, Barb, Tetra, Danio, Rasbora, Gourami, Acara, Synodontis, and Rainbowfish.


Hi-Finned Bull Shark Videos

Author: Aquatics Unlimited