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Old 02-11-2009, 07:43 AM   #1
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Can I get a shark?

I have a 140 gallon tank with very little rock in it, just a bit in the middle. Can I get a bamboo shark? Will he/she be happy?
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I've read a minimum of 180 but I can't see how a shark that can grow to 3.5-4 ft long will enjoy growing up in 180 gallons of water in a 6-8ft by 18-24inch enclosed space.
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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.
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I dunno.......FAMA magazine...or was it Aquarium Fish International? ..anyway, one of them ran a 5 pg article on baboo sharks, and their captive care. It's my understanding that they all get to be over 3 feet long, no matter the tank size. Aquarists that keep them usually end up upsizing their tanks to accomodate the fast growing fish.
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Personally I wouldn't have a shark in anything less then about 500g. They need lots of room. The "minimum" tank size is best guess and not always accurate.
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Personally I wouldn't have a shark in anything less then about 500g. They need lots of room. The "minimum" tank size is best guess and not always accurate.
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