Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-14-2012, 05:52 PM   #51
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Portland or
Posts: 261
That's what I have
__________________

__________________
J33ps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 06:12 PM   #52
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
We thought you were talking about the bamboo shark commonly referred to as marbled cat shark. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Yes you are correct they usually stay under 24".
__________________

__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 06:29 PM   #53
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Portland or
Posts: 261
No problem
__________________
J33ps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #54
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,462
I won't banter, but think of it this way. A typical 125g is around 60" in length and 18" in width of which most catsharks available to hobbyists will exceed 12" quite readily (if properly cared for). Other than epaulette's, catsharks should have at least 12" of room without obstruction in order to make a u-turn and prevent abrasions/injuries. If you search for information related to zoological studies, scholarly articles, and information sites you'll find that the average length is 24" with a max of about 2.5'-3'. Case in point, I care for one in a 1400g that is under 4yrs and pushing 18"-24". Sharks don't stop growing just because they are not in the ocean, but over the years their growth rates will considerably drop...just something to think about during this sharks possible 20yr lifespan
Innovator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 09:04 PM   #55
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Portland or
Posts: 261
And if u ready what I have wrote I planed on getting a small pool or one of the ponds u can get from home depot there for I wont have a problem I have done a lot of research about them I like how everyone try's to tell u what u have or how big they get I spent 2 years figuring out what I wanted and what I was going to do with him I'm moveing in a little bit so I'm not going to spend them money to put him in a pool or pond before I move
__________________
J33ps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 09:06 PM   #56
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Portland or
Posts: 261
And there is a lot of animals that stop growing when in captivity or don't grow to the length they normaly do
__________________
J33ps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 09:09 PM   #57
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Nu-Nu the eel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,455
Yup they do stop growing, its called stunting their growth and it is very painful for the fish. It will shorten their lifespan and cause deformities.
__________________
Nu-Nu the eel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 09:47 PM   #58
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Portland or
Posts: 261
So I guess no one should ever have a shark or sting ray inless they have a 1000 gal tank or more other wise your hurting thefish
__________________
J33ps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 09:48 PM   #59
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Nu-Nu the eel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,455
No they can have sharks and rays, just not ones that grow 31/2 feet like yours
__________________
Nu-Nu the eel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 09:51 PM   #60
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
crister13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Princeton, NJ
Posts: 3,473
No, he's saying you shouldn't have a shark that can't move very much in your tank. If you have a true marbled cat shark, a 265 would do well, with a 180 possibly working. Stingrays are a different story. I personally do not think they need as big of tanks as is said. I currently own one in a 150, and they reach a maximum TL of 16". So it can easily turn around, and also I have 3/4 of the sanded open. As far as I've seen, once they're comfortable they stay buried a lot, and really only come out for a short "stroll" lol or to eat.
__________________

__________________
crister13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
shark, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Planning a reef tank ?'s Bearchumjs Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 347 04-11-2012 06:59 PM
10g -- looking for suggestions goodeyesniper Show Off/Photography 17 03-29-2012 04:38 PM
Rainbow Shark and Apple Snails Lotsofbabies Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 15 03-19-2012 10:41 AM
90gallon tank Mr. D Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 32 03-16-2012 03:40 PM
Using stones from an old saltwater for your freshwater? Nicho Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 03-16-2012 11:01 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.