a.k.a: Violet-Gilled Shark, Violet-Blushing Black Shark. Named after legendary aquarist Dale Piper of Tucson, AZ, USA. Boy Howdy!
Size: documented up to 24" commonly 8 to 11" in wild. We ship at about 2".
A typical Piper Shark will stay about 4" in most aquariums, larger in ponds.
pH: versatile 6.8 - 7
Will do great in slight alkaline water for breeding 7.4
Origin: SE Asia
Food: Green Hair or Filamentous Algae, algae on gravels and wood or on plants, supplement with New Life Spectrum "Community Formula" or "H20 Stable Wafers" found at Fish Foods
Range: Southeast Asia
Size: Up to 24 inches
Ideal Water Conditions: 75-81F; pH 6.5-7.5; dH 10-15
Swimming Level: No specific level
Care Level: Moderate
Reproduction: Egg Layer