Chinese High Fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus) CareSheet

The Chinese High Fin Banded Shark or Loach is a unique and generally temperate species of big growing Cyprinid that originated from areas of the Yangtze drainage in China but is currently aquacultured on a huge scale inside that nation. These algae grazers and herbivores like clean, well-oxygenated environments and congregate in loose schools. This fish is best suited for temperate outdoor ponds (either outdoor or indoor), and is often maintained alongside koi or goldfish as a stunning show fish in their own right as well as effective algae grazers.

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Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Grazer and omnivore, prefers vegetable or algae based foods
Adult Size: 24"
Recommended Tank Size: 300 gallons, ideally suited for ponds
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but should be kept with similarly sized fish
Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.8 - 7.5
Temp: 68-76F
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 30ppm