Friday, Aug 14, 1-4:30
.Meet Miss Morgan! Morgan in her egg
Morgan is a bamboo shark pup that we "hatched" at Team ECCO on June 17, 2014. In "hatching" her, we literally cut her from her egg, with her yolk sac attached, and transferred her into a clear container. While growing in her container, Team ECCO students could monitor her growth, gill development, coloration, and depletion of the yolk (or food) sack.
Morgan is doing great and feeds from our hands on tasty meals like ghost shrimp and pieces of table shrimp and silver sides. Her food is treated with vitamins, garlic, and iodide. Make sure you take a few minutes to stop and see her on your visit!
Bamboo sharks are belong to a bottom dwelling group of fish called carpet sharks. They reach an average length of.
40-46" in captivity. They are generally nocturnal and some research shows them to be light sensitive. They have a soft belly area, and caution must be used to avoid course substrate to prevent belly scratches. Small but strong, this shark has been known to topple rocks and structures in home aquariums. Bamboo sharks are native to the Indo-Pacific region. Females have been seen to start producing eggs at roughly 2 - 3 years of age and may, especially in captivity, produce eggs without a male. A female may lay 2-4 eggs a week for up to 4 months. The eggs are literally tied down to a hard surface or structure upon being laid. These small sharks are carnivores and feed off of shell fish, crabs, small fish, and worms.