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Old 02-19-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Saltwater shark

Have had my tank for about a year now and wanted a shark egg or a small shark
What is the best
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What is the smallest
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:12 PM   #2
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Very few sharks are suitable for home aquariums. Bamboo and Epaulette probably being the best options. Both get over 2 feet long and require hundreds of gallons. Probably 300 gallon minimum. They will also need large areas of andy bottom to rest on. Certain aquarium fish such as angels will pick on them, particularly their eyes, so a species tank is best.
You'll also need a very strong filtration system to handle the waste of a predator of that size.
So, how big is your tank, how is it aquascaped, and what else is in it?
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:46 PM   #3
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I have a 50 gall bow front tank and I have A 10 g sump my rocks are like a big wall in the back I have lots of sand room because of the different caves and holes I also have a good skimmer
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Tank is way too small for any shark.
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Yeah... definitely too small for either shark, even short term.

Both have the capacity to grow between two and four feet.
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Ok that sucks thanks
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:11 PM   #7
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What is a good tank size
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:26 PM   #8
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Probably 300 gallon minimum.
This sounds about right.
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The smallest is an epaullet shark for a couple hundred and they need a min of 180g but realisticall you need a 200 and above
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