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Whitespotted Bamboo Shark

BAD Fish

Scientific Name Chiloscyllium plagiosum

Other Name(s) N/A

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Whitespotted Bamboo Shark

BAD Fish
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Dark grey, black or brown with pale saddles; white spots. Colors lighten with maturity; bands become more distinct. Though this captive-bred bamboo shark is sometimes available in the 5″ – 15″ range, their maximum size at adulthood (3.25 ft.), x-large tank and specialized care requirements makes them suitable only for public display aquariums.