Glass Albino Iridescent Shark (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus)


The Glass Albino Iridescent Shark is a newly developed strain of the popular aquarium catfish marketed as a freshwater “shark” due to its tall dorsal fin and shark-like swimming pattern. This color morph features a semi-transparent body with caramel colored stripes against a typical pinkish albino body coloration. Although this species remains popular in the hobby, it is a freshwater giant, able to reach over 30″ in captivity and requires the largest of aquariums or ideally an indoor/tropical pond to maintain long term. Hardy and adaptable, they get along with most tankmates but are easily spooked and should be provided with ample cover and relatively dim lighting in the aquarium.



Glass Albino Iridescent Shark (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia 
Diet: Omnivore, will readily accept any frozen or pellet diet in the aquarium
Adult Size: 30″+
Recommended Tank Size: 300 gallon +, more suited to indoor or heated ponds
Compatibility: Peaceful towards tankmates too large to be eaten

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm