Horn Cat Shark / Bullhead Shark

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Md/Lrg Peaceful Horn Cat Shark. Hand Fed. Eating Raw Shrimp and Squid.

Maintenance difficulty:

The Horned Shark (Bullhead Shark, Pig Shark, or Port Jacksons) is easy to keep and is one of the few sharks that don't require a humongous tank!

Maintenance:
Feed all kinds of large meaty foods like small pieces of fish, squid, shrimp, and live goldfish. Best to feed small amounts several times a day.

Habitat: Natural geographic location:
Eastern Pacific: central California, USA to the Gulf of California, and probably Ecuador and Peru. Sluggish, nocturnal, and mostly solitary species. Inhabits rocky bottoms, kelp beds, sandy draws between rocks, on sand flats, deep crevices and small caves and also large underwater caverns. Adults tend to return to the same resting place every day. They have broad muscular paired fins used as limbs for clambering on the bottom

Foods:
In the wild they eat Feeds on benthic invertebrates, especially sea urchins, crabs and probably abalone, also fishes. See 'maintenance' above for aquarium foods.

Social Behaviors:
The same as most bottom feeding sharks, it gets along with other fish as long as they are large enough not to become lunch!

Sex: Sexual differences:
The medial edges of the male's pelvic fins are modified to form claspers. The claspers are tubelike organs designed to deliver sperm into the female's reproductive tract. As the males grow older the claspers become more pronounced. The females do not have these.

Light: Recommended light levels:
No special requirements.

Breeding/Reproduction:
Oviparous, Egglayer, sometimes shark eggs are available for sale.

Temperature:
This is a cold water fish, so may do poorly in a tropical aquarium.

Maintenance difficulty:
The Horned Shark (Bullhead Shark, Pig Shark, or Port Jacksons) is easy to keep and is one of the few sharks that don't require a humongous tank!

Minimum Tank Length/Size:
A minimum 120 gallon aquarium is recommended.

Water Movement: Weak, Moderate, Strong
No special requirements.

Water Region: Top, Middle, Bottom
Ususally spends its time resting on the bottom.

 

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