Animal Stories - Sharks and Rays


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mark - 2003-08-26
I have had Cyrus for nearly 3 months now in a 140 gal tank with sand bottom and a small stack of live rock around the drain to the sump. He has become very skilful moving around the tank and enjoys gliding through the rocks. It took nearly a week (distressing as he is such a stunning creature) before he began to eat, and he will now take small prawns from my hand. He is not so interested in fish but does eat squid and cracks open shellfish and crabs sometimes. I just wish I could give him a bigger tank - one day I hope to donate him to our local marine park. He shares the tank with a blue swimmer crab (rescued from a local seafood restaurant, but her mate died before arrival) a clown fish and several small crustaceans. Originally built for an octopus, but Cyrus was too beautiful to pass by.

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Anonymous - 2003-08-26
I have a bamboo shark in a 180 gallon tank,and i have found that they cannot stand high levels of ammonia it causes burns that make the fish turn red also i have found that using sand instead of gravel and putting no decorations in the tank is the best way to go cause these sharks will brush up against things and get scrapes and then they are really vulnerable to infections i always make sure my ph level is at 8.1 and salinty at 1.021.

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Paul H - 2003-08-24
These are beautiful creatures and a real attraction to an aquarium. I have mine with a gray smoothhound shark, as well as some other fish in a 180 Oceanic tank with fine sand/gravel and a custom built trickle filter.

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stefan - 2003-08-24
That is one beautiful shark you have and a very nice aquarium. It must be be cool and it looks like he likes his aquarium and thank for putting it on the internet this will make my day beautiful.

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Dave - 2003-08-22
Two things:

First, love your site, very informative and well done.

Second, the unidentified "cleaner fish" looks to be a remora, probably Echeneis naucrates. It is more commonly known as the "sharksucker" Remora.

Again, thanks for the great site!

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tim - 2003-08-20
I have kept a few banded cat sharks within the last year. They don't seem to grow as fast a I thought they would. Even though mine didn't grow that fast I still had to get rid of them because they were to big for my 65gal tank. I work at a pet store in new jersey and I took the baby banded cats home and raised them for customers who would be able to take proper care of these cool creatures.

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