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crazy4fish 01-31-2008 05:03 PM

irridescent shark?
 
hi, i have an irridescent shark that is about 3 1/2 inches long. he is in a 29 gal community tank and i realize that he will soon outgrow this. i was thinking about selling him and wanted to know what a fair price for him would be (in USD). thanks for any input. :wink:[/list]

fish_4_all 01-31-2008 05:29 PM

My LFS gives me 30% of sale price. I would say from $8-15 for someone who wants it depending on your area and the normal price for one.

crazy4fish 01-31-2008 05:39 PM

what is the minimum size tank they should be in? (i want to make sure he goes to a good home) :wink:

Lupin 01-31-2008 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by crazy4fish
what is the minimum size tank they should be in? (i want to make sure he goes to a good home) :wink:

Your ID shark is Pangasiodon hypophthalmus growing to 4-5 feet. One fish alone will require a tank over 700 gallons.

herefishy 01-31-2008 08:50 PM

4'-5' !!!!!!!!!??? The biggest irridescent I have ever seen just barely cleared 3'.

As for selling him back to your lfs, you may get more value if you trade him fo rmore fish or goods. Most lfs's do not really care to "buy" back fish. Now, trading, that is usually a diffrent story.

crazy4fish 02-01-2008 07:16 AM

lupin, i think you are thinking of a different fish :? ID sharks only get around 18'' normally. anyway i wasnt going to sell him to my lfs. i was thinking of selling him here on the classifieds or somewhere like that. i wanna make sure he goes to a good home. and my lfs might not be the best place for that because when i bought him (i knew very little about him) and they didnt even mention that he would get so big!

Falina 02-01-2008 08:45 AM

2-3 ft is common if they are allowed to grow to full size but larger ones have been recorded. A tank suitable for him is not loikely to be found in a home situation, you may want to consider giving him as a donation to a local public aquarium if they'll take him?

crazy4fish 02-01-2008 09:47 AM

that might not be a bad idea... thanks for that thought :wink: i will definately consider that!

Lupin 02-02-2008 06:54 PM

You might want to see a chart. While they don't normally grow to 3 feet, it's still possible.
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/51_..._catfish_2.jpg

crazy4fish 02-03-2008 10:08 AM

wow! isnt it amazing how big fish can get?


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