Written by Aquarium Advice
Black Sharks are great jumpers and love to eat plants.
Synonyms: Labeo chrysophekadion, Morulius chrysophekadion, Rohita chrysophekadionv
Common Names: Black Shark, Black Labeo, Black shark minnow
Family: Cyprinidae Origin: Thailand
Temperment: Mostly docile, but some can be down right mean, especially to their own species.
Care: Needs a very large tank (150-200g in adulthood). Will accept most foods. Diet needs to be supplemented with some plant matter.
Temperature: 75°F – 81°F
Hardness: 10°dH – 15°dH
Potential size: 12-24″ in adulthood
Water Region: Lower-middle
Lifespan: 8-10 years
Color: Black, Grey/bronze (when ill or over light gravel)
Sexing: Females are plumper then the males
Breeding: 99.99% impossible. None documented in home aquaria.
Comments: The black shark is a very good jumper (sadly I lost one to the floor before I relized this), a covered tank is a necessity. The black shark will also eat your plants, so they are not recomended for a planted aquarium. As stated before, they do grow very large. A very large aquarium is needed. The Black Shark is known to grow rather fast.
Submitted by Angle.Zero