Awesome Black Tip

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  1. maxisoft

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    Was at Exotic's yesterday...

    Man was this the most awesome fish I ever saw....

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  3. Adee

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    Yeah saw this on Saturday. I caught many of a similar specie on our north coast.
     
  4. Ross

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    In a tank?
     
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    yes Ross...the shark is their massive display tank.
     
  6. maxisoft

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    Dont know if your question was if the back tip was in a tank or if Adee caught many of these in a tank...hehe...

    The fish was about 60cm Plus... in a Fowlr tank with Tangs, angels, etc..
     
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    What's gonna happen to it when it gets too big for the tank?
     
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    How big is this tank? :whistling:
     
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    The tank is 3m x 2m x1,5m. The water level has been lowered due to safety reasons. It currently holds about 7000l.

    The tank IMO is adequate to keep the black tip and is larger than most other tanks i have seen with them in.

    It is recommended that the tank should be at lease three times the length and twice the width of the shark. While these sharks are reported to grow to 1,5m in the wild, very few grow to larger than 1m in a tank.

    For those interested in sharks. Here is a little info.

    Sharks
     
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    how big is the black tips' territory in nature?
     
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    from the link:

    Carcharhinus melanopterus (Quoy & Gaimard 1824), the Blacktip Reef Shark. Indo-West to Central Pacific, including the Red Sea. To six feet in length. Litters of 2 to 5 pups. Offered in the aquarium trade regrettably all too often. Requires very large systems. Public Aquarium photo.
     
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    Yup, its territory is migratory. But then so are tangs, angelfish etc.

    Believe me, if i thought the tank was too small to keep a BT there would have being a lot of noise coming from this corner.
     
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    Wonder what @jacquesb would say about this :whistling:
     
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    Me no likey. :-(
     
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    Thats just wrong - plain and simple
     
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    really? didn't know that. always thought they stuck to their corner of reef. i knew tangs needed a large swimming area, but not that they were migratory
     
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    I agree, it makes me sick, I don't understand how somebody can moan about somebody else's tubeworms, and then say it is fine to put a fish that gets 1m into a 3 m tank,

    do the maths maths, like putting a tang in a pico.
     
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    Ag man why we all getting our panties in a knot. we keep tangs and angels in tanks less than 2m long and in the wild these fish have territories 5sqm to themselves if not more. If we all so worried about the shark lets put our tangs and angels back in the sea.

    More sharks are killed daily for their fins then put in tanks
     
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    tangs can migrate from you tank into mine :p
     
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    lol I saw at fruit n veg city they sell shark
     
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    I saw this yesterday when visiting Exotics - what a lovely fella!

    He swims around alot and seems very happy - He is also being looked after.

    I spoke to them and he will only be their until the size is an issue - maybe a year or so.

    These guys have a top notch place, every fish is being looked after and I am almost sure they would not have gotten the Black Tip if they were not sure it would be ok in the main display they have.
     
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