Sarcocheilichthys sinensis sinensis
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Sarcocheilichthys sinensis sinensis

Common Names: Amur Sucker
Scarlet Carp
Tiger Shark
Synonyms: Sarcocheilichthys sinensis
Family: Cyprinidae
Category: Cyprinids
Distribution: Asia; Amur River in Northeast Asia.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful, does not do well with aggressive/nippy fish.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed with flakes, frozen food, and give krill often. Use sand with some small pebbles mixed in for substrate. Clean clear water, plants, and caves are highly reccommended.
6.5 - 7.5
17°C - 22°C
63°F - 72°F
15 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 28cm (11")
Female: 28cm (11")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Undeterminable with current records.
Breeding: Unrecorded in an aquarium. Lays eggs 2-4 times a year in the wild.
Comments: Keep in schools of at least 3 as they stick togeather and enjoy eachothers company. They are an extreamly hardy fish with a personality unlike most other sharks. They are not to finickey on water quality, and with proper care they can live 6-10 years in an aquarium.
Main Colours: Orange, Black
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Forked
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