The Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark is considered a true suckerfish from China. They will eat algae in your tank from rocks, logs, and the walls. They are members of the Cyprinidae Family. As they become adults, their colors will fade. Chinese Hi Fin Banded Sharks also can grow up to 2 feet!
Due to their size, they required a fish tank of at least 125 gallons. Make sure it is well filtered. Maybe a FLUVAL 305 would work? Check out my Aquarium Filtration page for more information.
Scientific Name: Myxocyprinus asiaticus
Common Names: Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark, Sailfin Sucker, Asian Sucker.
Beginner Fish: Moderate, requires a LARGE aquarium!
Size: 1 and a half feet.
Temperature: 59-82 degrees.
Lifespan: 5-10 years
Natural Habitat: China- Yangtze River Basin, Northeast Asia.
Breeding: Difficult in home aquarium.
Tank Mates: Large fish. Maybe other freshwater sharks.
Feeding: Frozen bloodworms, will also eat algae growing on rocks.
Tank Region: Bottom of the tank.
Gender: Males are darker and show more color. Adults lose this color in age.