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Freshwater Sharks for Sale at Petco

Did you know that freshwater sharks aren’t sharks at all? The term “shark” is used as a catch-all for describing fish with a shark-like body. The sharks in freshwater aquariums are actually more related to catfish or carp than a hammerhead.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can purchase freshwater sharks for your aquarium from Petco.

Some freshwater sharks are labeled as semi-aggressive, while others are more aggressive. Their level of aggression will determine how many of each species you should include in your tank, so it’s important to research the specific breed of freshwater shark you’d like for your community.

Nope! Freshwater aquarium sharks may share a similar long body type with the oceanic sharks you’re familiar with, but they are not related.