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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:00 pm Post subject: "Prionace glauca" for cycling a S/W tank?? Reply with quote

 Hey  e'one!
 
 Just  keen  to  hear  some  valuable  inputs  on  the  'Real  Shark',  for  it  to  be  used  as  a  cycle  fish  for  my  new  4x1.5x2  all-glass  tank.  I've  always  been  a  shark  fanatic  and  I  have  had  success  before  keeping  and  raising  a  12-inch  juvenile  to  a  20-inch  sized  'Terror',  just  within  a  3  month  period.  But  that  was  a  6x2x2  tank  and  more  importantly  It  Was  A  Fully  Cycled  and  2  year  old  set-up.  But  now  the  question  is  CAN  IT  TAKE  UP  AND  SURVIVE  THE  5  TO  6  WEEK  LONG  "TOXIC"  CYCLING  PERIOD??  Are  they  hadry  enough???  Suggestions  are  welcome.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:04 pm Post subject:  Reply with quote

 "Real  Shark"...WOW  Exclamation
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 Isn't  that  a  small  tank  for  an  open  water  shark!!!
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 Hi  Shankar,
 
 Are  you  talking  of  the  catfishes  "so  called  sharks"  ?  Well,  I'm  not  sure  about  the  water  conditions  they  demand,  but  sure  they  need  a  lot  of  "free  swimming"  space.  A  planted  tank  like  yours  is  a  NO  NO,  unless  you  want  to  avoid  putting  your  hands  in  the  water  Wink.
 
 Well,  jokes  apart....  I  don't  thinks  they  go  well  with  a  planted  setup,  they  will  ruin  the  beauty  of  the  aquarium  &  imagine  the  amount  you  will  require  to  feed  them...which  calls  for  frequent  water  changes  &  maintenance  overheads.
 
 On  second  thought  ,  you  could  keep  Silver  Sharks  (so  called)  .This  fish  is  peaceful  &  Elegant  looking  compared  to  rest  of  the  lot….BUT  very  very  sensitive  to  water  changes.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:28 am Post subject:  Reply with quote

 Deepak,
 
 Think  you  have  mis-understood  his  question.  Please  read  his  question  fully.  He  is  asking  about  a  saltwater  setup.
 
 
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 Shocked  deepak,    shankar  is  talking  about  the  BLUE  SHARK!!!not  catfish!!  Shocked    Shocked  ...go  on  guys,I  want  to  know  where  this  discussion  goes!!  Very Happy
 
   Shocked    Shocked  it  grows  to  12.5  feet....what  will  you  do  when  it  gets  any  where  near  half  that  size?
 (heard  shark  meat  is  tasty!)
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 Shankar,
 
 Anyway  since  you  are  keeping  sharks,  why  not  try  a  Tiger  Shark.    Very  aggressive  and  grows  to  just  about  40  feet.    Amazing  creatures...    You  would  have  seen  them  quiet  often  in  Discovery  or  National  Geography  channels  about  their  nature.
 
 Anyway  sorry  for  the  pun...  but  tell  him  how  are  you  going  to  manage  once  they  grow  big?      This  is  going  to  be  one  hell  of  a  hot  topic.  :lol:    :lol:    :lol:
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 Hi  Shankar:
 
 As  you  are  located  in  Chennai  and  intend  to  keep  Shark,  why  not  apply  for  a  space  in  Coromandel  Coast  on  "Bay  of  Bengal".  You  and  your  shark  can  positively  enjoy  privacy  and  happiness.    Very Happy  
 Also,  no  headache  of  feeding,  water  changes,  etc.    :lol:
 
 PM  to  Shankar:  Any  of  the  above  words  are  purely  unintentional...  Should  not  be  considered  as  a  personal  remark...
 
 Good  Luck  on  your  efforts  Shankar...
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 Hi!
 
 Nice  Jokes!!  But  am  serious  and  talking  about  the  so  called  'Stream-Lined  Blue  Shark'.  Yes    I  had  kept  one  before  and  they  are  very  agressive,  specially  they  tend  to  take  on  the  electrical  wires,  powerheads,  etc.  Seems  they  sense  elec.  current!  So  I  had  to  protect  the  wires  with    narrow  PVC  tubes.  Just  a  brief...  The  juvenile  one  seemed  to  get  adjusted  to  my  earlier  6  ft  tank  and  stopped  dashing  the  glass  within  a  couple  of  hours.  They  require  to  be  on  the  move,  i.e  they  need  to  keep  swimming  in  order  to  breathe.  I  observed  it  when  it  was  really  struggling  and  wobbling,  with  all  sorts  of  coral  aquascapes.  Finally  all  were  removed  and  it  was  offered  a  full  empty  tank  (  with  water    Very Happy  ),  except  for  the  coral  sand  and  the  filter  hoses.  It  ate  a  lot  and  grew  quickly  too.  It  was  then  released  back  to  sea  -  precisely  in  the  waters  near  Vashi  -  Mankhurd  Bridge  in  Mumbai.
 
 And  now  being  in  here  in  Chennai,  am  tempted  to  keep  another.  I  can  as  well  introduce  it  later  on,  after  the  tank  gets  cycled.  But  it  really  kills  my  senses  to  imagine  a  lone  shark,  without  any  aquascaping.  Anyway  I  dont  prefer  aquascaping  during  the  cycling  period.  So  it  should  be  the  right  time  friends!!  But  really  not  sure  if  it  is  hardy  enough  for  that  period  and  I  hate  to  experience  the  death  of  the  cycle  fish...  Fellow  hobbyists  may  understand  how  difficult  it  is  to  introduce  a  new  fish  in  the  mid-way  of  the  toxic  period.  
 
 Beta,  as  you  feel  the  size  of  the  tank  may  be  a  critical,  I  am  anyway  going  to  introduce  a  week  old  or  so  juvenile  and  I  expect  a  4ft  tank  not  to  be  too  small  for  it.  And  moreover,  it  is  a  question  of  just  more  than  a  month.  They  swim  at  extra-ordinary  speeds  only  during  the  feeding,  otherwise  an  exceptional  beauty  to  watch  it  swimming.
 
 Lets  hope  some  info  before  my  water  is  ready  with  the  salt-mix.
 
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 Hi
 
 Shankar
 
 I    only  Have  theratical  knowledge  about  Marine  Aquariums.  But  what  I
 Have  witnessed  Last  week  in  one  of  the  LFS,  Preparing  a  New  MAQ,  After  setting  the  Coral  Sand  they  poured  the  Sea  Water  from  a  Barrel,  which  was  Petched  right  from  the  sea  an  hour  before  or  so.
 
 Following  that  they  added  the  Nitrifying  Bactor  Liquid,  and  I  was  told  in  another  24  Hrs  or  48  Hrs  the  Tank  will  be  ready  to  introduce  Fishes.  I  dont
 want  to  tell  you  pepole  which  LFS  it  is.
 
 And  also  I  noticed  the  Hydrometere  and  it  reading  was  above  normal,  to  Correct  that  they  added  some  Fresh  water.
 
 Experts  comments  are  welcome
 
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 I  just  googled  on  this  and  my  god,  its  a  real  shark  thats  prone  to  non-instigated  attacks  on  humans  and  other  animals...  Shocked    Seriously,  all  the  best.  
 
 Maybe  you  should  get  a  set  up  like  the  one  that  fellow  has  in  the  Jim  Carrey's  Ace  Ventura,  the  pet  detective...  Smile
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 Hey  shankar!I  envy  you.Maybe  I'm  next  on  the  sharkers  list.Please,please  post  some  pics  of  the  shark.Where  did  you  buy  it  earlier?......  Very Happy  its  time  for  me  to  plan  for  another  huge  tank,lets  see,12ftx4ftx4ft??(I  still  have  two  healthy  kidneys....maybe  if  I  sell  one......)
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 OR  start  drilling  holes  and  cap  it  with  Ceramic  Crowns  to  all  your  clients...  :lol:    :lol:  
 Just  Joking  Adi,
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 :lol:  Or  you  could  start  searching  for  Veerapan's  hidden  loot.  They  say  the  STF  shot  Veerapan  after  he  died  a  natural  death.  :lol:
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Shankar  wrote:                
 I  am  anyway  going  to  introduce  a  week  old  or  so  juvenile                  

 
 And  where  do  you  plan  on  obtaining  said  fish??
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