Chinese High Fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus)


An unusual and mostly temperate species of large growing Cyprinid, the Chinese High Fin Banded Shark or Loach originates from parts of the Yangtze drainage in China but is now aquacultured within that country on a fairly large scale. An algae grazer and herbivore, these fish inhabit clear, well-oxygenated waters, often in loose schools. Due to their huge adult size, this fish is best suited for temperate outdoor ponds (either outdoor or indoor), and is often kept with koi or goldfish as an impressive display fish in their own right and useful nuisance algae grazers.


Chinese High Fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus)

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

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