The black shark is of course no shark at all, but a cyprinid or carp. It is a very large growing species, attaining almost a metre in length and 7 kg in weight. Like many other large carps it is a very much sought for food fish in Southeast Asia. So it is bred in aquaculture. This is the way how juveniles sometimes enter the ornamental fish trade. They are very attractive animals for owners of real large tanks.
Despite the zoological relationship the name “shark” is a good description, because the species owns a large dorsal fin which is often presented during display. An albino sport is also known from that species, which could be named “white shark”….
For our customers: the fish have code 422485 (wild form) and 422493 (albino) on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
|Angaben zum Tier|
|Verfügbare Größe in cm||6-8|