Black Banded Cat Shark
Black Banded Cat Sharks can be distinguished by their concave posterior margined dorsal fin. Juveniles have dark transverse bands with some dark spots. These sharks are nocturnal animals and can survive out of the water for up to 12 hrs. They have barbels, which are sensory organs that look like whiskers. Hence the common name "cat shark". However, they are not true members of the catshark family, and are more closely related to the nurse and whale sharks.
The minimum size aquarium that can hold an adult Black Banded Cat Shark is about 180 gallons. Black Banded Cat Sharks are nocturnal and will need some type of shaded area within the tank where the shark can hide. Although these sharks do not swim around too much, it is highly suggested that any decorations inside the tank should be secured. Brown banded bamboo sharks are very strong and will knock down anything that is not secured inside the tank. Brown banded bamboo sharks should not be placed with triggers and puffers; they will nip at the shark's fins, nor should they be placed with aggressive feeders.