Originally Posted by Jarrod4UA
Well right now I have four swordtails, one Cory and a irendecent shark. I was thinking of getting an peacock eel?!?
What size tank do you have? Just out of curiosity do you know how big that iridescent shark gets?! Here's a little info:
Scientific Name : Pangasius hypophthalmus
Common Names : Iridescent Shark, Pangasius Catfish, Sutchi Catfish, Striped Catfish, Thailand Catfish
Care Level : Moderate, needs a huge tank
Size : 47 inches (120 cm) - almost 4 feet in total length!
pH : 6.5 - 7.5
Temperature : 72°F - 79°F (22°C - 26°C)
Water Hardness : 2° to 20° dH,
Life span : 10 years, maybe much longer
Origin / Habitat : Asia, Thailand
Temperament / Behavior : Can be quite skittish, nervous and may not bother tank mates as juveniles. May eat smaller fish as it starts to reach adult size.
Breeding / Mating / Reproduction : Not common in the home aquairum. Breeding has taken place at aquaculture farms and ponds.
Tank Size : 300 gallon, preferrably much larger
Compatible Tank Mates : Not many, similar sized species perhaps.
Fish Disease : Freshwater Fish Disease - Diagnose, Symptoms and Treatment
Diet / Fish Food : Omnivorous, meaning that they should go after whatever you place in the tank. Give them a well balanced healthy diet consisting of both meaty and green foods. When they are smaller you should give them flakes and occasionally Algae Wafers that sink to the bottom of the tank. Catfish pellets can be used as they start to grow into adults.
Tank Region : All over, mostly middle of the tank though.
Gender : Females are larger or more full bodied than males.