- Oct 18, 2019
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Is this where you learned from?
OHHHHH yeah no you're right. It really only applies to social media and that's it. And only if you have a huge followingJust that paying them for their time and expertise is good. Seems like there's a current trend to offer shout outs, social media posts, or other "exposure" in lieu of actual payment.
Just a joke, I see where you agreed with Thales
I'm sorry I realized that I meant a blacktip reef shark. Are you still talking about those?If you really want a large predatory shark as a pet then go get enrolled into a biology program with emphasis on husbandry/ichthiology/environmental science. When I worked the aquarium of the Smokeys I learned just how fragile they are. Water quality has to be 100% perfect at all times, no swings PERIOD. The cost of food alone is going to run $1k plus per year and that isnt even taking into account vitamins and antibiotics. Black tips are highly susceptible to a myriad of diseases, many of which can only be identified in a laboratory. If you must have a shark species- I would encourage you to look at members of the Hemiscyllidae family.
Thanks! I'm currently reading up the book they gave me. It's a doozy. That's probably when I'll talk to some experts. Once I've gotten the basic understanding down. And I want all the ponds that I design and build to be more accessible! I'm not trying to build things for the ultra-rich. I want to make this as "affordable" as I can.I know this isn’t much help but I know there is a guy in Los Angeles that has like a private 750,000 gallon tank with a few black tips. Unfortunately I have no way of getting into contact with him. Maybe reach out to Unique Corals and see if the owner Joe Caparatta has any info or resources for you.
Super cool idea though, it’s something I grew up thinking about it and was what originally got me into this hobby back when I was 12. I soon realized that I didn’t have $1M+ for a shark tank so I got a nano reef which as a kid I still couldn’t really afford haha.