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Old 02-11-2009, 09:03 PM   #11
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I too do not recommend a shark in such a small tank. They can attain 4ft. in the wild and eventually they will extend to the 3ft+/- range, it just takes time since their growth rate tends to slow as they age. That being said, all sharks need quite a bit of room to maneuver along with extensive filtration and water volume/circulation. Most of your standard aquariums sold are not suitable, dimension-wise, to keep any elasmobranch species so if you are a serious buyer I would look into purchasing a custom built tank of around 1000g+. Many of your benthic sharks, such as the "bamboo" may not cruise open waters like many requiems, but appropriate conditions must still be met or eventually the succeptibility to disease and almost guaranteed physical trauma are greatly heightened.
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:28 AM   #12
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Yes, after research you all are correct. I am sticking with Eels and Lionfish along with a trigger and tang.
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Ideally it should be minimum of 180g.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:32 AM   #14
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Yes, after research you all are correct. I am sticking with Eels and Lionfish along with a trigger and tang.
I am sure we are all very happy to see your decision on the shark. You will be much happier with healthy, happy fish!!!!
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:43 PM   #15
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Mine is more rounded of a corner tank, and I think that it would be perfect for a small shark...

I have spoken to a few people and they said that they don't really get to be 3 feet long unless they are in a big tank.
Those people also either A. Did not have a shark or B. Had the shark but it did not live as long as it could have in the larger aquarium. If the fish does not grow to its fullest length or around it... they have not lived their entire expected life span. I could cram a shark into a five gallon bucket and it my stay alive for a day or I could go somewhere like boston aquarium and see the same shark that has been living for many many many years...Your choice..

P.S. I dont have a shark!!
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