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Old 10-14-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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Bamboo shark eating my fish

Have a brown banded bamboo shark in my 800gallon tank and he seems to be eating my smaller fish.

He is about 20" long now, has him almost 2 years.

Should I just find a different tank for him or is there something I can do to get him to stop eating my little fish,
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:27 PM   #2
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You can't stop a predatory animal from eating smaller animals. If you want tankmates I would advise getting fish that are equally as aggressive.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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Exactly. That's what they do.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:24 PM   #4
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That's expensive fish food too. Predators will eat what they can get into their mouths...nothing is going to change that.
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I just don't want to get rid of him, he's like a dog, greets me every morning when I get to work.

What size tank would be ok for him if I took him out of this one?
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:46 AM   #6
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the iphone really takes crappy pics, totally messes up the colour.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:54 AM   #7
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800 gallons?!?!!??!?!?!?!?? Where did you get that and what are the dimensions? As for the shark, I don't own saltwater, but I assume its the same. If a predatory fish has the opportunity to eat a fish that will fit in his mouth, he will. I would suggest larger, faster fish.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:22 PM   #8
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Is this the large L tank in you cyro office or something like that? We haven't seen pics in forever! FTS dude.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:56 PM   #9
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ya, I understand the mouth size vs prey size thing, ( just don't abide by it apparently)the latest victim was a valentini puffer. He was pretty cool too, lots of personality, previous victims were half a dozen clown fish and a little naso tang.



Trying to convince the wife into getting a 200 gallon tank for the shark.

Would that be big enough?
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I would say keep the shark in the 800 and add a ray or another shark, but before that move all other fish to the 200. You could even go smaller than 200 with that plan. I'm sure the shark would hate to lose all of that swimming room.
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