Get ready to go big is this fish is your choice
The idea of keeping Siamese iridescent shark in a tank still stirs up controversy. Though in captivity this fish very seldom reaches the size it can be in the wild, but yet it grows to be rather large (up to 20 inches long). At that the tank size doesn’t influence their growth rate. The fish is peaceful enough, but only towards tank mates that it can’t eat. Iridescent shark becomes extremely large and it requires proper sized tanks. Besides this fish prefers living in a school and it means that far more space in a tank is required.
Siamese iridescent sharks are scaleless fish
You may be tempted to decorate your aquarium with, stones, snags or shelters of unusual shape. However, be careful with the latter, since iridescent shark unlike other fishes isn’t covered with protective bony plates, which means that its skin is quite thin an it is easily damaged. Therefore, choose decorations that can’t hurt the fish.
Probably the most scared fish you’ll own
Iridescent shark has very poor eyesight, it is a very nervous fish easily scared. Don?t knock on the tank glass, the fish may hurt itself while its crazy panic attack. Frightened iridescent sharks hysterically rushes all around the tank hitting the glass walls, decorations and other fishes.
Care & feeding
Siamese Iridescent shark is an omnivorous fish, it is famous for this feature; it will eat everything it finds. It is gluttonous as well. In a tank it eats all types of food; live, frozen, flakes, tablets. Mixed feeding is the best idea for diet; combine vegetable and live components.
What to know about feeding aquarium fish
In nature, fish eat whenever they are hungry and the food is available. If food sources are plentiful, they will eat several times a day. On the other hand, if food sources are scarce, they might go for days between meals. For this reason, fish are very opportunistic and will eat whenever they have a chance.
Regardless of one or two feedings, the key is to keep each feeding very small. Do Not overfeed your fish. Whenever in doubt, the best practice is to underfeed your fish. There are a lot of health concerns related to overfeeding your fish.