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Old 11-06-2004, 12:34 PM   #1
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SHARKS!!!!?

I was wondering if there are any sharks that could be kept in a 125gal. ? It is 72'' long? If not, what type of sharks are put in home aquariums? And what is the average size a shark would need? TIA. :|
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:41 PM   #2
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Sorry, but IMO and the opinion of many here, SW sharks should not be kept in captivity. Except in a system of 1000s of gallons. Most of them get very large and they need more swimming room than most of us can provide them.
In a 125 gallon definately not.
Sorry, just giving it to you straight.
I would love to have one, my favorite animal.
Where you live, get SCUBA certified, you can see them in the wild!!
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:47 PM   #3
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Yeah i want too but i have some ear issues So there are'nt any that can be kept?
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:48 PM   #4
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Not that I'm aware of.
People do keep them, I just don't agree with it.
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:56 PM   #5
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Yeah i guess diving would work if i want to see them. I just have a problem making my ears pop like you have to do when you go down past 15-20 feet. I love snorkling in the Keys thoe. Lots of under water pics.
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Old 11-07-2004, 03:30 PM   #6
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there are sharks that stay relitivly small like under 3' shuch as banded cat sharks there are a cuple more but i would recremend a 200 but the blue print would have to be around 4' by 5-6'
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there are sharks that stay relitivly small like under 3' shuch as banded cat sharks there are a cuple more but i would recremend a 200 but the blue print would have to be around 4' by 5-6'
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Old 11-07-2004, 03:38 PM   #8
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See i want some thing that i could throw a chicken leg too, not a boring bottom feeder I want to be scared to do a water change
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See i want some thing that i could throw a chicken leg too, not a boring bottom feeder I want to be scared to do a water change
ROTFLMAO, your alright!!
Wish it was possible.
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Old 11-07-2004, 05:13 PM   #10
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lol, visit sea world then

i know i would kill to have a 1000g circular saltpond with a shark or two in there... maybe someday!

actually that makes me think- you are located in florida, a salt pond might be possible for you, have you looked into it? ive read of people keeping sharks (the vicious kind ) in swimming pools converted to salt ponds in areas like FL and CA where there is lots of sun. i would still consider locating it in a greenhouse tho, just so rainfall doesnt dilute it out...

but then again next hurricane you could have a shark on the loose!
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