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Old 08-30-2005, 09:17 AM   #1
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I've been doing some research on a new fish to introduce into the 55 gal. I was wondering if anyone can tell me any experiences about iridescent sharks. They're kind of goofy looking and cute. Also, the size. I saw one site online that said they get about 6" and another that says 12". Then I saw a thread on this site while searching that they can get 3-4'! Lol, those are big differences in size! Should I stay away from that fish?
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I have several books and they all say that Iridescent Sharks will out grow all but the largest aquariums.
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Wow! Lol, yea, I'll stay away from those guys. Thank you.
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Yeah, not a good choice for an aquarium. They get huge and like to be in groups. Planetcatfish says they can get over 4' (52").

http://www.planetcatfish.com/cotm/1998_08.php
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There is a pet store in east providencce that has one that is about a foot and a half long they told me it will reach 4 feet
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There is a pet store in east providencce that has one that is about a foot and a half long they told me it will reach 4 feet
And so it will. Here, pet shops with 1-3 14"-20" iridescent sharks (dumped by people who no longer have room for them) in ponds are quite common.
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