Smooth Hound Shark
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  • Smooth Hound Shark

  • Mustelus californicus

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  • Tank Size: 400 Gallons
    Tempermant: Aggressive
    Maximum Size: 50"
    Coloration: Gray, White
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: California, Pacific Ocean
    Reef Compatible: No
    Experience Level: Expert
    Guarantee: DOA Guarantee Only
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Grey smooth-hound, Grey smooth-hound Shark, Houndshark
  • Description
  • The Smooth Hound Shark is a very elegant smaller shark. Smooth Hound Sharks have a long slender body that is gray on the top and white on its underside.

    Smooth Hound Sharks reach a maximum size of around 50" and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 400 gallons in size. Smooth Hound Sharks are aggressive fish and shouldn't be kept with any fish that they can fit into their mouths. For this reason Smooth Hound Sharks are a bad choice for reef tanks, they can also knock over a lot of rock and coral in your tank given their large size.

    Smooth Hound Sharks require a large aquarium with a deep and soft substrate. Any coarse sand can scratch them and lead to dangerous bacterial infections. Smooth Hound Sharks are very hard to keep in home aquariums, and should only be attempted by expert aquarists or people that have experience keeping sharks.

    Smooth Hound Sharks are tough to get eating in home aquariums, and might require live foods to get them used to eating in captivity. After they have become accustomed to eating in an aquarium, they are fairly hardy fish and will eat large pieces of fresh seafood.

    If you have any questions about the Smooth Hound Shark and if it's the right shark for your tank, please feel free to contact us at any time.

    Tiny: Up to 6", Small: Over 6-7", Small / Medium: Over 7-8.5", Medium: Over 8.5-10", Medium / Large: Over 10-12", Large: Over 12-14", Extra Large: Over 14-18", Extra Extra Large: Over 18-22", Show Size: Over 22-26", Jumbo: Over 26"
 
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