Currently I have a 48x24x16 lagoon I plan on keeping it in for the first 2 years. When it hits about 21 inches I’ll have a 220 or 280 for it I looked on live aquaria they didn’t have them. The place I did find with them had an 81dollar shipping cost Outrageous
Yes like 20-35 lbs of large rock for a bio media. Fine sand and 89 bucks was on an egg Not even the shark I might add in some soft none toxic corals to add a splash of color. But that’s it. I want the baby to be comfortable and feel safeIs it a bare tank with just sand and some rock?
Even banded cat sharks need rounded corners due to their sensitive noses. They also need tons of open space with sand to protect their delicate stomach area.
$80 is pretty standard for shipping something around that size.
The 80 dollar shipping isn’t out of the budget I just think it’s crazy for an egg when corals ship free over 150 bucks I have two 100 gallon systems as it is. And the tank required for a banded cat is 180. But the lagoon tank already has the floor size of a 120.To be honest, if the $80 shipping is a problem, a 300+ gallon tank will be out of the budget.
The 80 dollar shipping isn’t out of the budget I just think it’s crazy for an egg when corals ship free over 150 bucks I have two 100 gallon systems as it is. And the tank required for a banded cat is 180. But the lagoon tank already has the floor size of a 120.
I have to say I would probably agree with that. And honestly if down the road a 400 was out of my question I know sharks are hard to re home so If it came down to it I would sell my beloved reef tank and corals in order to home The animal I chose to get. I’ve looked for smaller sharks but they don’t sell them for aquariums. I have an alligator gar I chose to adopt and I currently keep him in a 750 gallon pond which I hope and pray he never out grows. But if he does I guess I will be digging a new pond ! Before he was in a 120 48x24x24 and at 22 inches he out grew his tank because it was fully scaped. But do to having other fish in the tank I could not take the rock work out to give him the space he needed otherwise I think I could have kept him in it for another 8 months. But the gar grows faster and larger then most aquarium sharksI wouldn’t permanently keep them in anything less than 350 gallons (round). Even that is on the small side.
Yes and yes why act like a dick ?Let's see...max size 3'6", that's around 42" TL....and with them being what I think are walking benthic sharks....that comes to around 3.5x for length and 1.5x width, so 147"x63". Formula and explanation here. And even if they're an inactive benthic, that's still 3x by 1.5x. So 126"x63"
Do you have space/money for a 12' by 5' pond? And that's not even accounting for the depth of the tank as well....or the feeding costs...
As for the "minimum tank size"....I really feel that LiveAquaria just doesn't do the larger saltwater fish justice, and recommends 180 gallons as a blanket size for them regardless of how large they actually get....
Huh. Good to know that that word actually doesn't get screened for as a curse word. Interesting...Yes and yes why act like a dick ?