Can anybody get sharks?

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  1. xgame2k

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    Im looking for a male and female short-tail nurse shark for a tank build in progress.

    Thanx.
     
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    What size tank are you building?

    Why nurse sharks
     
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    Right now i have a tank that i can temporarly hold them for a year or 2, but i am building a tank 10x5x3ft. Nurses because they are the only shark i like that can properly be housed in a small aquarium.
     
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    One hell of a size tank that ! Reason for asking about nurse sharks is i know they have a very limited distribution, thus would be be difficult to come by .

    Why not look at the other small species ?
     
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    The only other smaller species would be puffadder shysharks or cobbler wobbegongs but they also might be harder to find and i doubt anyone could get a cobbler. The nurses are my number one choice though.
     
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    mmmmm, pufadder's are classified as nearly threatened thus it would be very hard to get them I thinks. Cobblers pose another problem ito the finding one of the species that stay small. Some get HUGE
     
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    Cobblers and wards max out just over 3ft.
     
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    Also tassled wobby. Isnt cobblers a cold water species though.

    Have you contemplated equipment for this massive setup.

    BTW I love sharks thus enjoying this thread :)
     
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    They are cold water and I would keep them in my current 550 gallon tank w/ 1hp chiller if i got those but that is unlikely anyway.

    Yes i am in the process of gathering up equipment for my new tank.

    Right now i was planning on getting smoothound sharks but i really want short-tails and/or shysharks so i can take off a foot from the width of the tank.
     
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    So can anybody get puffadders or shorttails?
     
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    xgame2k, why not start a thread under the "Sponsor request forum". Hopefully one of the sponsors will help you out.
     
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    I just did. thanx. And also i found a Cobbler Wobbegong for sale in the US but it will probably be gone when i get my tank up so if you have some money and want a rare shark that a couple of people might have, let me know.
     
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