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Old 11-28-2011, 01:37 AM   #1
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Anyone have/seen this before? (shark content)

Found this vid on youtube. This is so cool! The shark is beautiful, I was wondering if anyone else had experience with keeping sharks or has any pics or stories.

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:43 AM   #2
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Most of the vids and/or info i've seen usually has to do with sharks in too small a tank/
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:52 AM   #3
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They are challenging to keep, require a large tank (much larger than the one this animal is being housed in), are aggressive, require extreme care when doing water changes...

Even the smallest of 'em require a minimum of around 200 gallons, last I checked: there may be some other species i'm not aware of, of course.

There's really only so many ways for one to say "don't do it" honestly

While sharks are beautiful, there are very few folks who have the space to keep a tank large enough to properly maintain one. I mean jeez, this thing (if I'm not mistaken) is a black tip - those are not even a particularly small breed of shark!!! Anything under 1000 gallons is way, way, WAY too small for this guy.
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Example of sharks being kept in a way, WAY small tank:
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Oh wow thats pretty bad. I think in the video i posted i looked through the comments and the guy said he met the min requirements, you can see at the very end of the video how extremely long his tank is. But this one you posted, OOF, what is that a 125 gallon? 200?

Those eels are super freaking awesome though! haha
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Not sure what size tank it is.

As for the blacktip, the problem isn't length it's width. The shark should be able to freely turn in the tank. As you can see in the vid, it's a tight fit already: and, if I'm correct on species, that shark is also going to be around 5' long when it's done growing.
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Yeah that black tip will get way bigger for sure
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Black tips have a min of 1200g but thrive in 1600g's and up
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If I had the $$ for a proper setup, I'd be all over it!
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