12" Port Jackson- Bullhead- Horned Shark


Minimum Tank Size: 1000 gallons
Care Level: Expert Only
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025, 57-70° F
Max. Size: 5'
Diet: Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Australia
Family: Heterodontidae

The Port Jackson Shark is also known as the Bullhead or Horn Shark, and originates from the intertidal waters of Australia. These sharks have a spine at the front of both dorsal fins that can cause injury. Their body is an olive green color with darker green or black irregular markings. These sharks can be difficult to acclimate to aquarium life, but prove to be extremely hardy thereafter.

It is a difficult fish to acclimate and may not eat. When first introduced into the aquarium, small pieces of cleaned squid or live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. Then it may be fed shrimp, scallops or pieces of fresh marine fish.

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