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Old 12-08-2015, 11:08 AM   #1
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Catshark ?

So i was doing the worst thing to do when your bored ... Searching random crap on the net until i came across a catshark , oh my word there beautiful fish arnt they!
Now my mind is set on buying a new tank so i can have one !
The only place in my house witch does not have a fish tank is a wall in my kitchen wich would look great ..
Just a couple of questions really
1. Will a 6ftL by about 2ftW by 2ftH be ok for one?
2. What setup would i need ?
3. Are these hardy fish ? Do they need a lot of maintenance ?
This would be my first saltwater aquarium , all my other tanks are fresh,
Iv been trying to read up online on how to keep them but information is limited , im struggling to find out how to keep one of these cool species , thanks people !


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So i was doing the worst thing to do when your bored ... Searching random crap on the net until i came across a catshark , oh my word there beautiful fish arnt they!
Now my mind is set on buying a new tank so i can have one !
The only place in my house witch does not have a fish tank is a wall in my kitchen wich would look great ..
Just a couple of questions really
1. Will a 6ftL by about 2ftW by 2ftH be ok for one?
2. What setup would i need ?
3. Are these hardy fish ? Do they need a lot of maintenance ?
This would be my first saltwater aquarium , all my other tanks are fresh,
Iv been trying to read up online on how to keep them but information is limited , im struggling to find out how to keep one of these cool species , thanks people !


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1: I'd want a 3 foot wide tank so it has more room to turn around.
2: you'd need a sump style filtration with a big skimmer, Refugium or algae turf scrubber and live or dry rock. The display id want would be a fine deeper sand bed with lots of open sand bed and some large rock structures epoxied together. You still want to follow the lb of rock per gallon guideline.


3: no this is not a beginner fish at all. Getting them to eat can be tricky and they're very messy hence the need for a ton of filtration.


IMO this is not a fish I'd get my feet wet in sw with. Why not do a medium sized fish only with live rock tank to get the rhythm of keeping a sw setup first and then once you're comfortable with that work your way up to the shark.


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1: I'd want a 3 foot wide tank so it has more room to turn around.
2: you'd need a sump style filtration with a big skimmer, Refugium or algae turf scrubber and live or dry rock. The display id want would be a fine deeper sand bed with lots of open sand bed and some large rock structures epoxied together. You still want to follow the lb of rock per gallon guideline.


3: no this is not a beginner fish at all. Getting them to eat can be tricky and they're very messy hence the need for a ton of filtration.


IMO this is not a fish I'd get my feet wet in sw with. Why not do a medium sized fish only with live rock tank to get the rhythm of keeping a sw setup first and then once you're comfortable with that work your way up to the shark.


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Im glad i asked now .
Thanks for the info bud , im going to take your advice and turn an old tank of mine into a little live rock tank and see how i go before i do anything big ,
Last thing i want to do is jump in and put a fish into a bad environment ,
Thanks for your input !


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Good plan! Start a thread so I can follow and help out . I started with a little 10 gallon to get my feet wet, sw definitely grows on you and I'm sure you can work your way up to the shark


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If it was me I would not do it. They need a 360 gallon tank minimum. They are for experienced aquarist only. IMO they are one of those fish best left in the ocean. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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