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Horn Shark / Local only

Heterodontus portusjacksoni

Our Price: $695.00

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Tank Stats
Max Size: 5'
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Indo-Pacific
Acclimation: Standard
Family: Heterodontidae
Minimum Tank Size: 1000 gal
Shipping Size: Medium 10-15''
Sale: Yes

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The Horn Shark is named for its sharp spines on its fins.  It is found in the shallow waters of southern California.  The Horn Shark has a gray shark-like body with large floppy pectoral fins used for crawling more than swimming on the substrate of the sea floor.  It has broad ridges above the eyes used for protection against rocks and a flattened mouth area that easily crushes prey.
The Horn shark is one of the larger aquarium sharks and can reach well over 3 feet in length. It needs open swimming area on the bottom of the tank with a sandy bottom to prevent scratches on its soft skin.  Maintain pristine water conditions with plentiful dissolved oxygen in the water and good water movement.  Structures are needed for shelter as well.  More than one can be kept in larger tanks.  Keep with more formidable fish such as groupers, and large less-aggressive angelfish.  Puffers, Triggerfish and aggressive angels should not be housed with sharks as they can inflict wounds in the eyes and soft skin.  Invertebrates are not safe with the Horn Shark.
Sharks and rays will eat all foods whole so it is important to feed your shark or ray pieces of food according to what it can swallow for its size.  To ensure proper feeding use a feeding stick. Feed all meaty foods such as small fish (silversides), squid and shrimp. To insure proper nutrition and disease resistance mix the feeding with Ocean Nutrition Shark Formula.