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Anonymous - 2007-12-19
Mine is doing very well. I started him feeding from a stick with squid, he now competes very well for food with other tank mates. Be sure to have a fine substrate, no crushed coral. They develop septecemia from scatches on their belly secondary to the wrong substrate

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  • bob - 2011-10-05
    Hello fine sir,

    Where did you happen to buy your cat shark? If you could give me the name of local pet shop you bought it from that would be great!!!

    Talk to you soon good chap!

    Your Friend,
    Bob
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ken - 2009-07-09
i got 200 gallon tank is it ok for leopard shark

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  • bob - 2010-06-19
    Yes.
  • Jacob - 2011-09-29
    No, it would be iresponsible to put a shark in that, unless you plan to upsize to a pool size tank. I would advice you not to buy it and if were going to upsize wish you would wait. It would save you so much trouble and would allow the leopard shark which is beatiful and a good edition to the home aquarium to live long and healthy so my final answer is absolutely no not till you get a 400 plus gallon tank which would be at less the width of the full grown shark female not male and at least 3 times the length, have a good protein skimmer, a good filter (sump), monitor all the water paraments and keep them the lowest they can, and most importanly have a schedule like weekly or fortnightly water changes and add chemicals as required. Please please buy the largest and correct size that the pet shops and Internet has stated, and do all the research you can before you buy it. Too many buy them, not knowing what they're getting in to and be warned no one will take a 3 or even 2 foot shark even the large aquariums choose not to take them anymore which means you need to house them for there entire life. They are like your babies and you must be responsible when buying them.
  • Mike - 2011-09-30
    Diego Hey bro you can catch one easy fish off the jettys or in the bays with octopus or squid. You will need 30 lb test. Night time is best. Me and my daughter just caught three this week. They get like 6 feet long and 50lbs. For a while it will but I say more like 500 gal tank they need to swim all the time. good luck Diego
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Jes - 2006-01-08
i have had one for two yrs. beautiful and very hungry all the time. his favorite meal is lion fish and everything else in the tank. it is very difficult to have anything else in the tank, but they are so beautiful and amazing that it is worth having it by it self.

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  • Jacob - 2011-09-29
    How big is your tank. No matter how big your tank is it will get 3 Plus meters and when it is to big what are you going to do then.
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casey - 2009-04-18
I was wondering where you would put a leopard shark?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-11
    You would need a minimum of a 400 gallon tank. It is not easy to keep these and should not be done by the novice. Attached is the article.
  • Jacob - 2011-09-29
    Make sure you have done your research and have the correct setup. If you wish to buy them find an aquarium near your home and talk to them. Make sure you can house them in a tank for their entire live not a couple of years, the minimum is 400 gallon about 1200 liters.
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diego - 2008-05-27
Hey I was wondering where to buy a seawater fish tank, 150+ gallon, and where to buy a leopard shark.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-11
    You need a 400 gallon aquarium (minimum size) to maintain just one of these creatures Too small an aqaurium or to high the temperature and they will just die. It isn't easy and a sizeable expenditure and time investement involved over a 25 year time frame. Please read up more before you make your decision. It could be a costly mistake.
  • Jacob - 2011-09-29
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    Sorry to back you Bach but 150 gallon tank is no were near appropriate to house it for life. At this stage you might say will it grows slow but this is a shark that needs to swim all the time and the tank would only house it for a year or two. If this has not changed your opinion just let you know that they are big polluters, which will cause a lot of problems, like weekly water changes which can harm or kill your fish. I'm not telling you not to buy it just think about to tell you not to, but think about the fish and the price to by a tank large enough to house it. In result of my experience and having keep this shark in a 10 by 10 and when it got full size I thought it was a little On the small size.
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Nick - 2011-09-19
Thank you for the advice sir just one question where
can you buy a zebra

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cindy - 2009-01-20
W0W! That is so cool, most sharks can only be about 8-12 feet, but this shark is about 14 feed tall! How awesome is that!

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  • SharkLover333 - 2011-04-01
    Some sharks can even be from 20 to 25 feet long. Isn't that cool!
  • phantom - 2011-08-03
    There has been records of 35 footers and that's very awsome.
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andre - 2008-02-17
Guys they are now Illegal to keep and catch under 3 ft! They are cold water animals and really do need a chiller and lots of swimming room. Again they do not require a lot of gallons but think more of the footprint of the tank. Wide and long is always better. Also please never feed freshwater fish such as goldfish to a saltwater carnivore, instead buy frozen fresh sea food free of preservatives and chemicals and feed them fresh foods. Please research before buying and only buy if you intend to keep animal for full life term. Keep in mind the lifespan of these majestic and legendary beauties can be up to 25 years in captivity. Please be responsible owners and consider all these things before purchasing such a huge responsibility.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-11
    Thank you for posting that information. So many think it is easy and it is a major undertaing. It is also a large investme.nt and something that can not easily be done by a novice. I appreciate your comments and agree.
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chris - 2011-01-12
Can I put a blue spotted stingray with a marbled cat shark in a 125 gallon aquarium? Could I put a blue tang with them? A volitan lionfish?

Please respond. You can email me at mistermip@gmail.com

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-11
    No ---- combination won't work there. I'd read up more on the stingray and the cat shark.
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Jessi - 2009-12-21
I hope someone will reply to this.

How big are all of your aquariums for these rays? It looks as though a few of you have experience keeping them, and I am trying to find SOLID information on size of tank requirements.

Please if you can respond to JessiEarl@gmail.com I would SO appreciate it!

Jessi

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  • John - 2010-11-17
    My 265 aquarium is seven feet long and arranged specifically to accommodate my Blue Spotted Sting Ray. I think this should be the minimum sized tank for this species as he requires open space and live rock to behave as if he is in his natural habitat. It is important to note he only eats live food (shrimp).
  • Samantha - 2011-03-01
    My Fiance And I Have A 180 And A 200 Gallon And Ours Seems To Do Great We Pet Him And Hand Feed Him.
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