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Old 04-05-2010, 11:43 PM   #11
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Hey! If you do what you gotta do, go for it. Sounds like a great adventure as you research and plan. I admire your determination.
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Oh no.... You said shark... I cant wait to read this thread....LOL ...
For not liking this place, you seem to be having fun here!
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:25 AM   #13
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For not liking this place, you seem to be having fun here!
Its entertaining...what can i say! Keep it on topic! Its not about me, its about sharks...
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:34 PM   #15
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Oh no.... You said shark... I cant wait to read this thread....LOL

I say get one... I had a nurse in a 125 gallon... Kept it about 2 years or so. They grow like mad so make sure you have a place to take it when it out grows the tank. I took mine to my LFS and traded it for some other goodies... It was fun to keep! Would eat out of my hand! Not real pricey either! Kept it without a hitch!

You said a Nurse shark isn't very pricy? How much did you get yours for? I found one for $1000 but that is the cheapest I found. I also saw bamboo shark eggs for $34
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Not sure if you read my previous post...either way Nurse sharks are not recommended for home aquaria.
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Well I am trying to still get an idea on them.
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:09 PM   #18
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What specifically do you want to know? Your best options are like the ones I previously listed, that stay relatively small enough to make housing reasonable.
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Well, Nurse sharks are nice but I am actually leaning toward getting something like a white-tipped reef shark in the future. Nurse sharks would be cool to have since they don't bite. Bamboo sharks would be cool to have as a beggining shark.
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No offense as I am here to help, but I sense some naÔve understanding of their requirements and general nature. All sharks bite, some more willingly than others and all willing during feeding sessions, whether conspecifics or not. Nurse sharks are more laid back except when feeding and behave much like a pitbull when biting, I.e. They don't let go. They also attain more than 10ft and 200lbs. That is a lot of shark. White tips, though smaller, still reach 4-5ft and 30-40lbs. They also tend to be mouthy. You'd still need a large swimming pool-sized display to house such animals.
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