Ariopsis seemanni

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Family : Ariidae
Origin : Coastal rivers from California to Colombia
Length : 28 cm - 11"
Min.length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
English names : Colombian Shark, Black Fin Shark
Moderate peaceful schooling fish that you can keep together with some large cichlids.  The fish lives in brackish water as well, so you should add salt (200 grams for 100 liters (25 gallons)).  When they are larger then 12 cm (5") they need a lot of free swimming space.  The aquarium should be decorated with a dark substrate, some rocks and driftwood that form caves and hiding places.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding has not been accomplished in aquaria.

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