Brownbanded Bamboo Shark
Chiloscyllium punctatum

Brownbanded Bamboo Shark

Regular price $255.00 Sale price $300.00 Unit price per

DUE TO THEIR LENGTH, WE WILL ONLY BRING SHARKS IN FOR APPROPRIATELY SIZED AQUARIUMS - Please contact for details on how to order

Approximate purchase size <12"

Size: 50 inches (130 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits coral reefs, tidepools, tidal flats and reef faces and usually found at depths between 3 to 300 feet (1 - 90 m) where it feeds on small fishes, shrimp, worms, crabs and other crustaceans.

General Husbandry: Rarely seen in the trade, having a cream colored body with wide dark brown bands.


Best maintained in large shark and stingrays type aquariums having deep fine-grained sand, and wide-open swimming areas, peaceful, none fin-nipping tankmates and tankmates too large to be eaten. Also a large, well-filtered and well-oxygenated system with few environment obstructions, however, should have a large cave to hide in.


Do not house with large triggerfishes, angelfishes, wrasses, and pufferfishes, as they can pick on the shark and cause skin and/or eye damage.


Requires a meaty diet, i.e., preferably live grass shrimp, earthworms and/or crabs and/or chopped meaty foods such as fish flesh, shrimp, clams, scallops and earthworms and be fed three times week

Very sensitive to copper, therefore aquarium water should be made with RO/DI processed water.


They like to dig, so having anything that may topple could cause a danger in the aquarium. They also like to hide and need caves and ledges to hide in or under.


Experience Level: Expert

Temperament: Aggressive

Diet: Carnivore

Coral Safe: Yes

Fish Safe: No

Invertebrate Safe: No