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Old 07-31-2005, 05:23 PM   #1
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Nurse shark?

Where would be the best place to buy one online? Also how big are they when they are born normally? I have a 125 with a couple fish and i want to geta nurse shark and get rid of the fish. I know he will out grow the tank one day but...

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I'll just post this article.

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/nursesharks.htm
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I was shaking my head in disbelief when I read this post....certainly you are yanking our chains...right? No one would buy a nurse shark to remove a couple of fish from a tank. (one could only imagine what you would deem suitable to remove the shark later).
Try a net...those usually work pretty well for fish removal.
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Assuming your not jesting, I think the link to the wetweb site pretty much nails it on the head. If you had an 800G tank, maybe, just maybe you could pull it off. But the reality of the question is this: There is no pretty win/win end to this animals life in captivity but espeacially ina 125G (??!!) tank. You want to get rid of a couple fish? Net them and either give them to your LFS or euthanize. If you can't net them, talk with someone locally who has the experience. For the fish, they may do it for free.

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I have a 125 with a couple fish and i want to geta nurse shark and get rid of the fish.

I think that was meant to read that he will get rid of the fish that he already has in order to get a Nurse Shark At least I HOPE that is what it means.
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Yes for God sake that is what i was meaning!!! You people are so quick to snap!!! The sharks are little when they are born and i will keep it till it gets to big for the tank and then i will trade him for something different
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Did you read the article? Where are you going to trade him in at?
No one is snapping, we just can't believe you are actually going to try this.
I don't beleive any shark should be kept in a home aquarium, but if you must do this why not a Bamboo shark or Epaulette? At least you could keep them for awhile. Nurse sharks get big in a hurry.
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what do you plan on feeding your nurse shark?
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I once caught a brown nurse shark well over 60lbs, and have seen ones nearing 100lbs I don't think they can be kept by any tank under 750 gallons.
Cat sharks and bamboo sharks don't grow nearly as big, although I have no experience keeping them.
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