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Old 11-23-2011, 09:55 AM   #1
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How big do PAPUAN epaulette sharks get?

Im not looking into getting one now just wondering for the future. THANKS!!!!!
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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BTW I am talking about males because I know they get smaller sorry.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:23 AM   #3
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According to liveaquaria, around 3 and a half feet:
Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Epaulette Shark

Minimum tank size, 360 gallons - though it looks like something called a png epaulette will only get to 29"
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Im pretty sure papuans are PNGs. The 3' 6" was a mistake. They are talking about the maz for the ocellatum epaulette. How many gallons do you think I would need for a male PNG? Remember, the males get smaller.
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I'm by no means a shark expert, but what I know is that they require a tank several times their body size across, as well as a very deep (Front to back) tank so that they can turn freely. Height not being as important.

Even at 29" I'd say anything less then 300 is probably asking for trouble once it's fully grown...but again, that's just a guess: I have a relatively small tank so I've never even bothered to consider them
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Alright that was my guess too. Its wierd seeing them at 12"+ at the aquarium in a 20-30g tank thoguh. haha. Thanks again!!!!!!
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PNG is Papua New Guinea, same thing.

Hemiscyllium hallstromi, Papuan epaulette shark : fisheries

Look at the reference 247 for more info. There are a lot of seemingly good returns with a simple google search.
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What size tank though?
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:44 AM   #9
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Sorry. Also, how long would one last in a 150g? standard footprint. Im not upgrading for like 10 years so thats the biggest I could do haha. And LA gets them in sometimes. Any thoughts?
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