Add Your Pet Experience to Animal-World!

Join the conversation: Iridescent Shark
Pet Information: Iridescent Shark
* Connecting with Facebook - Allows you to:
- Add Quick Links
- Receive Notifications
- Browse your comments.
- Upload photos in your post

One moment please...

Reply to this Comment:

"Although these catfish are adorable, colorful, and small when juveniles, DO NOT purchase them for your home aquarium. They attain a very large adult size, and quickly outgrow most aquariums. Unless given a very large, spacious tank/ pond to reside in (think at least 1000 gallons)these fish will suffer when contained in small tanks and eventually die from stress. In my opinion, it is unethical for pet stores to sell this species to novice fish-keepers. It is animal cruelty to keep such an animal in cramped living conditions (it's unreasonable for pet stores to sell these fish to ANYONE). About 5 years ago, someone gave me one of these fish as a gift. He quickly grew from 2" to over 9", and is stuck living in a 90 gallon aquarium which is far too small for him. The slightest movements or sounds can startle him and he often injures himself by bashing into the walls of the aquarium. Worst of all, I can't find him a new home, since almost nowhere has a large enough place for him and because most people don't want/can't care for a large pangasius catfish. So if you see these fish at a pet store, don't buy one...and realize that it's irresponsible for anyone to be selling them in the first place."
"fishyfriend"

To prevent spam, please answer this simple math problem:

12 + 2 = ?

We will include your name next to your comment.
*Your email address will be used only if we need to contact you regarding your comment.
(It will not be displayed on the website nor will it be available on the internet)



Connect with us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube Follow us on Twitter

Content uploaded to Animal-World.com by a User is subject to the following restrictions and provisions: by uploading and/or posting any Content to the Site, you grant Animal-World.com a perpetual, nonexclusive and royalty-free right to use the Content and the name that is submitted in connection with such Content; Animal-World.com reserves the right to moderate, remove or delete any Content uploaded by any User for any reason, with or without notification to the uploading User; and, User is solely responsible for any Content uploaded to Animal-World.com and agrees to not upload any content which is unlawful, defamatory, pornographic, indecent, lewd, threatening, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or otherwise objectionable.