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elsie - 2011-01-30
How can you tell the sex of a bamboo cat shark?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-11-10
    It's really easy. If the shark has claspers (two penis like structures by the anal fin) it is a male. If the claspers are not present you have a female.
  • elizabeth cox - 2012-10-08
    Are the claspers really noticable right at birth or does it take a couple of months?  My little one won't stay still long enough for me to peek when it's swimming and I don't want to freak it out by holding it still to look
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Ryan - 2012-10-04
I've seen some as far south as Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I haven't been diving much further south so can not verify that they don't live past there.

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jose - 2011-05-09
Need help feeding my new shark as 3 days that don't wan't to eat. Any advice!!! What can I do? Thank you.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-10
    Feed all kinds of large meaty foods like small pieces of fish, squid, shrimp, and live goldfish. Best to feed small amounts several times a day.

  • Jade Thompson - 2011-05-12
    Get long pair of hemostats and get feeder guppies, pinch on tail. Let the feeder fish flutter right underneath sharks mouth. It took me 3 days to get mine going but I worked with it 3 or 4 times a day. Keep trying, don't give up. It will live up to 2 weeks off of its fat built up off of the egg, but needs to eat.
  • jose - 2011-05-13
    Thanks Jade, apreciate the feedback. Today is my fifth day of trying and still no result. Already tryed silversides, goldfish and drops of garlic xtrime. First thing tomorrow get some guppies!!!
  • bill - 2011-05-21
    Yes, it is hard but what would be even more difficult would be to lose your investment. I just lost one of mine by failing to change filters. Take extra time and effort. You will have fun with results.
  • jose - 2011-05-21
    That's correct Bill, thanks for the comment. Two days ago the shark is finally eating but very small amount of food, so far so good!!!
  • elizabeth cox - 2012-10-02
    Looking for answer to above question , how to get my baby bamboo shark to eat
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Ruthie - 2008-12-03
I just came home with my spouse and took a looked in the 50 gallon breeder tank, and we found our two scooter blennies mating! What a suprise! As soon as we walked up to the tank though, they separated quicker than an 85 year old at the slot machine. After they separated we saw the eggs or sperm sacks, whatever they were. We don't know, does anyone have an answer for me? Are they egg layers or live birth fish? We have a 3 stripped damsel, Yellow tailed damesel, a yellow tang and a zebra tang, 3 turbo snails and 4 hermits and a sally light foot. Will all the rest eat the eggs if the scooters lay eggs? Thank you very much

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  • nat - 2012-10-01
    My scooter blennie is not eating and it's not moving around like it used too and I think he will die. The tank has some algea on the glass and red stuff on the heater what should I do.
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Felipe Ramirez - 2010-12-01
I love My maroon Clown he gets along with everyone!
- Yellow Eyed Tang
-Lemon Peel angel
-Maroon Clown
-3 Green Chromies
-Royal Gamma
-Purple and White Goby
Hope this helps! 95 gallon Corner Bow front Reef tank.

Now the question is..... how can I add a friend, determine the sex, and or figure out how to find the mate for him? Any suggestions and I don't have anemone because I'm afraid it will sting my Coral. Any Comments greatly appreciated!

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  • aelun - 2011-06-12
    If you want to determine the sex add another clownfish to the tank, the same species as the one you already have. All clowns are born male but when they find another clown or group of clowns the biggest becomes the female and she will mate then when she dies the next biggest clown becomes female etc etc.
  • aelun - 2011-06-12
    The captive anemone will only sting or attack if it is stressed, scared, feels threatened, or if you haven't fed it for a long time.
  • alice - 2012-04-17
    Anamone fish can live up to 18 years.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-18
    In a well fed and with pristine conditions this should be an issue.
  • Bill Vasalofsky - 2012-09-30
    This is advice is generally good for any clown fish. If you put two of them in the same tank and they are any where close to the same side, then one will kill the other. If you put a really small one in with a really big one, then eventually when the small one sexually matures it will become the male, and the big one will become the female. There's a little wiggling dance that they will do when the change is taking place. When you add an anemone to the tank with a Maroon, or any clown fish, they get super hyper. This is probably when they are most aggressive against other fish who are not clowns.
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Amber - 2012-09-30
I'm with you. I love sharks they are my passion but ..... In 2000 I was diving off of Catalina and there in the distant I saw a shadow I thought nothing of it. But I was wrong. It was a great white. A few minutes later a diver came up with a net holding a Newley born tiger shark I thought moms gonna be pissed. Great whites typically are not in this water at this time so..... On to my story a few minutes late I came up and met with the diver... We talked I went back in. And not but 15 minutes in I was met by a great white that inspected me made contact a few times but was kind being the shark lover I am...... I reached out a hand and it was softly caressed by this king of the ocean he swam of but my life has never been the same. I saw those black eyes and all I saw was beauty and curiosity my story could go on much longer and there was a lot. More to it but forever my life has been changed

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Veronica - 2012-03-23
I think my Domino Damsel just had a heart attack! One of my other fish just died so I was going in with the net to get it out when I noticed my Domino started freaking out and moving its fins rapidly then it sunk to the bottom and laid there. It turned really pale like a silver color. After about 30 sec it started swimming again and slowly turned back to black. He is wimming like nothing happened now....

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-24
    Check ammonia level.
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Dan - 2004-07-21
We have just purchased two junvenille triggers (one clown & one picasso) we were just wondering if it is possible to keep these two in the same tank, they have been travelling fine so far (they stay out of each others way). We also have in the tank a Blue Ribbon Eel, a Lion Fish, a Bird Nose Wrasse.

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  • russell emerson - 2012-02-11
    The blue ribbon will be dead meat right away, and the lion fish will get the same treatment in the near future. The bird wrasse will do all right, but I would suggest a grouper or a sailfin tang. Trigerfish are my favorite. I have kept almost all of the species and I can promise you this. As bad as the clown trigger is going to be when it grows up, the Huma can and will be just as bad. Think about it like this, it's like putting a lion and a tiger in the same cage, and then think about what you would put in with them.
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Liz - 2006-06-18
Very dominating of smaller fish in the tank and will attack invertebrates, it took a good chunk out of my starfish. It is a shame though as it is a beautiful fish to watch.

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Kermit - 2006-07-16
Thank you for being available for the clear and concise information.

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