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Old 05-15-2015, 10:13 PM   #1
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Anyone have tips about having cat sharks or anything to that nature


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Old 05-16-2015, 07:04 AM   #2
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Buy a huge tank with a massive footprint, first and foremost. 300-500 gallons would be a good range to shoot for. More if you can afford it.
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For just one of those little sharks?

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Just for a little shark like a bamboo shark ? I have a 125 gal.

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Old 05-16-2015, 11:23 AM   #5
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Sharks are extremely messy an aggressive, I saw were you were planning a reef tank an shark would not work at all in that setting. They also need a rounded tank as they could damage there nose by banging it on th corners


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I'm not planning to mix them all up like that I just don't think a 1 ft. Shark need a 300 gal. Tank

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Old 05-16-2015, 11:27 AM   #7
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Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Cat Shark, Black Banded
I like liveaquria for stocking my saltwater, they really know what there doing an any question I've had has been answered in less then two days
Also no shark for aquaria grows under three ft so a full grown one couldn't even turn around in a 125
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Do your research first , Don't just add things to a tank just because it will fit when its young , you must take things into consideration recommended tank size what other fish are compatible , how big do each fish/shark get full grown

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That one foot shark will grow over time things dont just stop growing because you want one in your tank ! Think about it
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It will grow to 3 feet eventually. A 125 is no place for a cat shark.
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^ bingo, when planning out a tank you need to think on full size of the creature. I want a harlequin tusk fish, but cause I want one doesn't not mean I can go out an buy it. I can not property care for it so why would I go take this fish that was collected of a reef somewhere and give it a less then a proper life?
Also back on the subject of a shark, all sharks have a 6th sense. This is a electromagnetic force put off from special sensors on there snout. This allows them to pick up disturbances in the water. Because of the sharks travel in circle like patterns in, and around reefs, and when you put a shark into a rectangular tank they will bang their snout against the corners, rock work, everything really as its disrupting their normal swimming patterns. This hurts the shark, much like a human severing a nerve bundle in thier lower spine, both can lead to death as they cant hunt with out this


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