Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark

Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark

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MSRP: $39.99
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1.20 LBS
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Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus)


Make a striking addition to your large aquarium with the impressive Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus). Known for its distinctive appearance and graceful swimming style, this freshwater shark species brings a touch of exotic charm to any aquatic setup. Ideal for enthusiasts with spacious tanks, the Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark is sure to captivate with its unique fin structure and peaceful demeanor.

Key Features:

  • Scientific Name: Myxocyprinus asiaticus
  • Common Names: Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark, Chinese High-Fin Banded Shark
  • Size: Up to 24 inches (60 cm) in captivity
  • Lifespan: 10-15 years or more
  • Coloration: Silvery-gray body with distinct dark bands and a high, sail-like dorsal fin

Habitat and Care:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 150 gallons for juveniles, larger as they grow
  • Water Parameters:
    • Temperature: 65-75°F (18-24°C)
    • pH: 6.5-7.5
    • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard
  • Diet: Omnivorous; feed a variety of foods including sinking pellets, algae wafers, vegetables like zucchini and cucumber, and occasional live or frozen protein sources
  • Behavior: Peaceful but can be shy; best kept with non-aggressive tank mates
  • Substrate: Fine gravel or sand
  • Plants and Decor: Provide ample open swimming space with plants, rocks, and driftwood for hiding and exploration


  • Unique Appearance: The Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark's elongated body and prominent dorsal fin make it a standout in any aquarium.
  • Peaceful Nature: Suitable for community tanks with other large, peaceful fish species.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, these sharks are relatively easy to care for with proper tank conditions.

Ideal Tank Mates:

  • Large, peaceful fish such as larger Tetras, Gouramis, and Rainbowfish
  • Avoid aggressive or territorial fish that may intimidate or stress the shark

Important Notes:

  • Tank Size Requirements: Ensure plenty of space as these sharks grow large.
  • Dietary Variety: Offer a varied diet to ensure nutritional balance and optimal health.
  • Water Quality: Regular maintenance and monitoring are crucial for their well-being.

Why Choose Our Fish?

Our Chinese Hi Fin Banded Sharks are sourced from reputable breeders, ensuring you receive healthy specimens. Perfect for aquarists looking to add a unique and impressive species to their large aquarium, these sharks will thrive and become a captivating centerpiece in your aquatic environment.

Bring home the elegance and allure of the Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark today and enjoy its majestic presence in your aquarium!


Current size is about 2-3 inches.  

  • 5
    chinese hi fin banded shark

    Posted by pRRp on 22nd Dec 2021

    arrived alive and healthy! nice color on it too

  • 5
    Great fish, great service

    Posted by Erin Alessandro on 2nd Jun 2017

    I have not ordered live animals online before and was very hesitant.
    I ordered 4 Chinese High Fin Banded Sharks and added one day express shipping. The fish were shipped in San Diego and I live in San Diego. So travel time was relatively short.
    The fish arrived in great condition and are happy in my pond and doing well, today is the third day after arrival.
    I would order with Petzone again, because I live in SD.
    I don't know if the fish would have survived a couple of days, for they came in a styrofoam container in a small bag that can hold only so much air. I don't know if this company prepares fish for more distant travel differently. But for my area, everything was adequate and fish are wonderful. Definitely recommend.

  • 5
    love 'em

    Posted by Lawrence Erickson on 22nd Oct 2016

    prompt. safe. professional

  • 5
    Chinese hi finned sharks

    Posted by Theresa Stemko on 9th Sep 2016

    I ordered 2 hi finned sharks, they arrived in very good health and they are absolutely adorable. I put them in a 800 gallon
    indoor koi pond with my baby koi, they all swim together very well.

  • 5
    Excellent Customer Service!

    Posted by AHL on 18th Aug 2016

    They had problems with a batch and it took longer than expected, but product arrived great and they threw an extra one in for the inconvenience. Thanks!