Animal Stories - Zebra Shark


Animal-World Information about: Zebra Shark

   True to its name as a youngster, the Zebra Shark has a striped pattern, but as an adult it is spotted. So much for the "zebra", ...and no wonder it is also called the Leopard Shark!
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Dave - 2011-12-30
I have a saltwater aquarium measuring 14ft x 7ft x 7ft. I calculate that it is 4,741 gallons. I want it to be a shark tank (right now it only has a few small reef fish to break it in) and I a planning on adding 1 blacktip reef shark, 1 whitetip reef shark, and 3 whitespotted bamboo sharks (these are definite). I can't decide if i want to add epaulette or port jackson sharks. Anyway, could a Zebra or nurse shark also live in this system? And what shark combinations do you guys think would work? thanks.

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  • Paul Poeschl - 2013-06-14
    The black tip and white tip need a much bigger system, I would recommend a figurem8 shaped pond/tank of at least 10000 gallons
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heather - 2012-08-09
Oceanic White Tip Reef shark for sale.

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william brown - 2012-05-27
If anyone has any type of shark for sale I will buy please write me.

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  • heather - 2012-08-09
    I have a Oceanic White Tip Reef Shark for sale if interested.
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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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Iona McCoy - 2011-03-29
Love this site. Where can i buy a zebra shark?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-03-30
    These unusual and wonderful pets are not for the novice. They require some heavy experience and a very large tank as they get big. Animal World has articles on the Care and Keeping of this exotic, which might be of interest to you. I would start there and should you decide to purchase one, I would look more toward specialized breeders.
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Chris - 2010-07-17
There are websites that sell zebra sharks.

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Natucia - 2006-01-16
Very pretty fish. A good food for them (and they love it) is a hard boiled egg, with no shell

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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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