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Liam - 2012-07-30
How do I get salt water? And do I need a special kind of filter for it?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-01
    You normally mix your own salt water using aquarium salt and a hydrometter to measure the salinity.  Filter depend on size of tank and what you are doing.  A wet/dry system is the norm.
  • person - 2012-11-12
    Exactly how much salt (1,2,3 cups?) do they need, and can u feed them dead/cooked shimp?
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-12
    The bag will tell you how much to add.  Make sure to get a salinity meter to assure you have and maintain the right salinity.  You can feed uncooked shrimp.
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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
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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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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Rusty - 2008-12-10
we got a shark egg about a month ago. It finally hatched. He mainly hangs out under the rocks during the day but I noticed he does not like the emerald crab crawling through his space. He looks really cool walking on his fins. We named him SKULL SAC!

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  • jerome - 2010-07-06
    Hey man where you get you bamboo shark can you help me find or get one and how much are they?
  • trent101 - 2010-08-08
    How can I got a bamboo shark?
  • Mr. Apple - 2012-09-05
    Hi, contact me I can help get you Bamboo Sharks. You can respond to the email attached or to
  • harry friedman - 2012-09-13
    Looking for a zebra horned shark or a hassel'ts shark. can you help me find one. I have an appaulette, marbled cat, banded cat and shovel nose all doing great..
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Lucy - 2012-08-31
I think rays are sooooo beautiful! I would love to own one, but i'm not old enough (according to my mum!). It's great to see people enjoying the 'ray experience', just as long as no wild ones are captured for captivity! :)

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keith watkins - 2008-05-29
The top speed of a great white being around 15-20 mph is incorrect. I live in Palm Beach Florida and have a 1200 yamaha wavrunner. My waverunner is capable of going over 65mph. I have been an avid rider for over 3 yrs, until... One day I was about 1 mile offshore of the Palm Beach inlet heading south riding in the trough of a 5 foot wave when suddenly something told me took left. When I did, first I saw teeth, then I saw the one black eye which was staring me down. Then I saw the tail and he was as long as a city bus. I will never forget that look. This is no docile or placid animal... or mindless man eater. This is a very smart and intelligent animal. When I was on the waverunner he knew I was in control of the waverunner. He understood that I was a rider. He looked me directly in my eye and with his body language gave me the impreesion of what am i doing here. I must have come into his territory. He was able to stare me down because, as I said I was in the trough heading south at 40mph and he was directly parallel to me in the highpoint of the wave. The sun was east of us so I could see him clearly. I was going 40mph and he was moving effortless. This was not my first time seeing sharks. I have seen lemon sharks, dolphins, and all types of fish. Huge schools of migrating sharks, but they were not threatning and I never felt scared. But this was totally different. When he looked into my eye, and the whole vibe he was giving off, let me know right away that great white sharks are highly intelligent and definite problem solvers. He communicated with body language. He let me know with that stare that I was in his realm and he was investigating to see what was going on. What scared me wasn't that he was a shark but the fact that he was very intelligent and gave me a look like "what do we have here". This encounter changed everything. No longer was it, lets go jetsking. Now it was..there are large sharks out there and the next time the great white might come from underneath, investigate, and accidently knock me off the waverunner. Which he could do very easily... and the story wouldnt be good. After that one look I turned directly to shore and gunned it, sadly to say I had to give up waverunning. I realized that it is very dangerous. I still go to the beach like every other day, but I dont go in further then my knees. When the water gets to my knees then I just laydown in the surf. I would warn anybody and everybody against going offshore in a boat no smaller than a 40 footer. The shark I saw could easily sink a 25-30 foot fiberglass boat. Great white sharks need to be respected. They have survived since the dinosaurs and what I can tell from what I have read, online scientist and marine biologist really don't know much about them. Throwing chum in the water and watching them eat paints a much different picture. From what I have seen that picture is distorted. Great whites are highly intelligent.

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  • Yeah Right - 2010-07-04
    My reply would be B*ll $HIT.......
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sean - 2010-04-29
Sharks are awesome.

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  • Mark - 2012-08-24
    I need to find a home for three dogs which I love very much. I don't want to give them up but I must move by Monday (8-1-2011) where I'm moving I can only have two dogs. The dogs that need a home are 6yrs old & are lab & spinger spanial mix & are all sibblings Two male one female . If you can help e-mail me soon. Please try to Help me I don't want to send them to an animal shelter. Thank You ,Mary I live in Capac, Mi
littlepooh0301 - 2011-03-08
I really love sharks! The atlantic great white shark is my world's most favorite salt-water fish.

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heather - 2012-08-09
Oceanic White Tip Reef shark for sale.


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