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Old 09-29-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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Coral banded cat shark egg

About 2 weeks ago,I decided that since I was eventually going to upgrade to a huge tank, I wanted a shark so I got this egg. Right now the egg is in a 5.5 g tank with a HOB filter and a heater. I heard that the htter you make the tank, the faster the egg hatches, is that true? The water is at 82* right now. Also, what is a good tank size for it? It says 180g on liveaquaria but that seems too small. The smallest tank I'm going to upgrade to is a 240g 8ft tank, but might look at a 400g aquarium that someone is selling on craigslist. Thanks for any info!
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:47 PM   #2
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You do realize that it takes 1-4 weeks to hatch and it comes out 1/2 a foot in length and needs lots of swimming room right? You don't even have the bigger tank yet?...good luck
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:50 PM   #3
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They actually take 1-2 months to hatch and I would definitely not put it in a 400g tank when it's 4-6inches with a group of aggressive fish. Thanks for the help though!
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The most ive seen it timed is 1-6 weeks, but you're at a high temp. If you don't have good housing for it yet I'd def turn it down to 78 where they're normally kept at. Slow down the hatching period Otherwise he's gonna be swimming in that 5.5 very soon.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:10 PM   #5
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I'm planning on keeping him in a plastic container that measures 18" x 12" for about a week or two to make sure that it's healthy and begins eating. After that he will go in a 75g and then soon enough a bigger tank. I'm going to see a 400g tank this weekend hopefully, but if that doesn't work out, I will buy a 240g new. The 240g is a backup plan and would have been purchased in about 2 months but I'm looking at craigslist to see if I can get a bigger tank used.
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When I hatched mine it only took it 2 weeks to hatch it really just depends on how along the baby shark is developed inside the egg. But If I where u I'd get another tank up and running cause the baby sharks are super sensitive to changes so it is best to hatch him in a bigger tank as allowed tothe 5.5 gal he's in now
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:17 PM   #7
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When I hatched mine it only took it 2 weeks to hatch it really just depends on how along the baby shark is developed inside the egg. But If I where u I'd get another tank up and running cause the baby sharks are super sensitive to changes so it is best to hatch him in a bigger tank as allowed tothe 5.5 gal he's in now
Yeah, right now the yolk is about the size of a ping pong ball. I might put him in my 40g to hatch so the salinity won't be able to fluctuate as much.
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A 400g would of course be best and super sweet. You could even build a little pond like 2 feet deep. There is a thread here some where that someone had done that. As far as the egg placement, my friend hatches them all the time for his lfs. He put them in a tank with other fish with a ph blowing on it. Good luck. That would be fun. Take lots of pics!
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I will make sure to take a ton of pics. This is going to be my little baby lol. I've settled on buying a 300g wide tank from classcages.com and will purchased it in 3-4 months. That is, of course if I don't find another websites to buy class tanks from lol.
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Cool. Ive always wanted one. I'm trying to sell my 75 and 55 and set up a FOWLR 240g but my parents aren't too convinced about it being a good choice lol
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