Epaulette Shark - Australia

Epaulette Shark - Australia

Hemiscyllium ocellatum

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Care Facts

Care Level: Expert
Temperament: Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore
Reef Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 200 gallons
Max Size: 28 inches
The Epaulette Shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum, is found off the coastal waters of Australia. It features large black spots flanking either pectoral fin. It has a slender body, short head, and usually grows to a maximum of under 1 meter. They are often nocturnal choosing to feed on small meaty foods found on the bottom of the ocean/tank. They can actually function as a beneficial sand sifter. The Epaulette Shark requires a large tank. 
The Epaulette Shark is widely regarded as the best shark suitable for the home aquarium. They can breed and require only a minimum 200 gallon tank. They should not be kept with small fishes or inverts however. 

Epaulette Shark - Australia Great addition to 28g Biocube reef tank. Very healthy and active. Add great color to coral tank.

Reviewed by: Les Milston on Sept. 12, 2021

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