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post #21 of 23 Old 08-27-2010, 11:41 AM
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As it says in the profiles the red tailed shark needs a 4-foot tank at a minimum. A 55g is 4 feet in length and that is the smallest tank one of these fish should ever be in.

I previously mentioned that fish growth can be adversely affected by too small a space. Fish grow all their lives, unlike us, and are continually developing. Good aquarium husbandry means knowing the fish's needs throughout its life (which for these sharks can be many years if they are properly provided for) and be prepared from day one to provide what they need. If not, the fish should not be acquired.

These are lessons all good aquarists must learn. I did, and sadly I lost many fish along the way because I thought I knew better. I don't, none of us do. Only acquire fish that will suit the environment you can provide for it. Our profiles provide information on what each fish species needs to be healthy and live to its full potential. This is no more than the fish deserve.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #22 of 23 Old 08-27-2010, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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i see what you are saying byron :) i would love a four foot tank if im honest haha but its not the money thats the problem. its will my mum let me as i am only 14 and we were told that the sharks and others would be survive in my tank and would not outgrow it "/. i have already had to return my albino tiger barbs because we were told that they would eat most little fish that were out in so i do not think it is entirly my fault the pteshop contributed but i will say i think i should have researched the fish that i wanted to put in
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i see what you are saying byron :) i would love a four foot tank if im honest haha but its not the money thats the problem. its will my mum let me as i am only 14 and we were told that the sharks and others would be survive in my tank and would not outgrow it "/. i have already had to return my albino tiger barbs because we were told that they would eat most little fish that were out in so i do not think it is entirly my fault the pteshop contributed but i will say i think i should have researched the fish that i wanted to put in
ugh.. I posted in the wrong thread again...

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