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Old 12-21-2014, 08:37 AM   #11
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ID shark:4 feet 100 pounds Rope fish:36 inches Lungfish:36 inches.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:53 PM   #12
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Ok, but i need basic care info.

If your intentions are to keep these so they thrive, why only seek for "basic" care ?

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Well,i do not have a 120, i have a 55 (the lungfish is going to be 8-10 inches when purchased).I will be getting one when the lungfish reaches 15-20.Also, the lungfish will be kept with an ID Shark,rope fish and possibly a butter catfish (Ompok bimaculatus) (it gets 18-20 inches).

Those are great expectations but quite honestly, it doesn't always work out that way. It is nice to dream.

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ID shark:4 feet 100 pounds Rope fish:36 inches Lungfish:36 inches.

While those are under the most optimal (in the wild) conditions, none of those will do well in a 6' tank. Together or alone for that matter.


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ID Sharks should not be in the pet trade IMHO.

Via Wiki which I agree with:

Juvenile iridescent sharks are often sold as pets for home aquariums. However, they are not easy fish to keep, and are not recommended for home aquariums.

Iridescent sharks are schooling fish that prefer to be kept in groups of five or more.

Accustomed to living in rivers, they are very active fish that require a lot of space. They have very poor eyesight, so any foreign movement they detect outside of their habitat, they will see as an utter threat. If stressed, their first instinct is to flee, and such a blind dash can result in injuries, especially in an aquarium environment. These flights may be terminated by the fish sinking to the bottom, where it may lie on its side or back until it recovers.

Many fish owners are unaware of the enormous size an iridescent shark can reach and also that they have a very harsh bite. If given enough room and fed adequately, an individual of this species can reach 1 m (3 feet) in length. In most home aquariums, the amount of space an iridescent shark has severely stunts its growth. For this reason, most iridescent sharks kept in home aquaria grow to only 15 to 30 cm (6 to 12 inches) in length and die prematurely from organ failure.

As a rule of thumb, an iridescent shark requires a minimum tank size of 12 m (40 feet) to develop naturally and live a long, healthy life. Schools require even larger tanks. When provided with adequate sized aquaria and proper husbandry, an iridescent shark may live well into its teens and grow to full size.


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Old 01-04-2015, 09:05 PM   #14
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ID Sharks should not be in the pet trade IMHO.

Via Wiki which I agree with:

Juvenile iridescent sharks are often sold as pets for home aquariums. However, they are not easy fish to keep, and are not recommended for home aquariums.

Iridescent sharks are schooling fish that prefer to be kept in groups of five or more.

Accustomed to living in rivers, they are very active fish that require a lot of space. They have very poor eyesight, so any foreign movement they detect outside of their habitat, they will see as an utter threat. If stressed, their first instinct is to flee, and such a blind dash can result in injuries, especially in an aquarium environment. These flights may be terminated by the fish sinking to the bottom, where it may lie on its side or back until it recovers.

Many fish owners are unaware of the enormous size an iridescent shark can reach and also that they have a very harsh bite. If given enough room and fed adequately, an individual of this species can reach 1 m (3 feet) in length. In most home aquariums, the amount of space an iridescent shark has severely stunts its growth. For this reason, most iridescent sharks kept in home aquaria grow to only 15 to 30 cm (6 to 12 inches) in length and die prematurely from organ failure.

As a rule of thumb, an iridescent shark requires a minimum tank size of 12 m (40 feet) to develop naturally and live a long, healthy life. Schools require even larger tanks. When provided with adequate sized aquaria and proper husbandry, an iridescent shark may live well into its teens and grow to full size.


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I agree with this 100% ID Sharks have no place in home aquaria.


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I will be moving my ID into a POND once he gets past 2 feet.
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I will be moving my ID into a POND once he gets past 2 feet.

I'd do it sooner honestly, you wouldn't want any worries of stunting. But I'm glad you have a plan for him!


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