About the ORA Short-Tailed Nurse Shark
Meet the smallest member of the Nurse Shark Family! The Short-tail Nurse Shark is a tropical reef species found in the Western Indian Ocean along the coast of Africa from Tanzania to Kenya and around the island of Madagascar. Their common name refers to the unique feature of their precaudal tail being shorter than head and body length and a petite caudal fin less than a quarter of their total length. These sharks have a broad and blunt shaped head with very small eyes and tiny nasal barbels.
With their diminutive size and low activity, these are one of the best species of sharks for the large home aquarium.
These sharks prefer a diet rich with a variety of fresh fish, shrimp, squid, scallop and clam. All items typically available at any grocery seafood department. They like to rest on their sides or even upside down for extended periods.
Care Level: Expert
Reef Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 200 Gallons
Maximum Size: 30 inches