Shark Eggs ???

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  1. Zandy

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    OK so i watched Fish Tank Kings and saw what they did with the shark egg. No problem with an egg hatching in a big enough aquirium which has been prepared for a shark. (no electrical wires ect inside tank where shark could bite into)
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    My question is this... i see some of our sponsors are bringing in some shark eggs. I can see alot of trouble heading our way if everybody can just go out and buy shark eggs. Yeah it's cool to watch them hatch ect but what happens to that shark thereafter??
    I have not seen this being imported before. ??Is this a new thing??
     
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  3. Fuzzy

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    the shark eggs that you but at a lfs are mostly bamboo/banded sharks..nowhere near a normal shark that is pictured when you hear the word shark
     
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  4. Fuzzy

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    and not a new thing... the chances of this shark eating in your aquarium is alot higher if its hatched in it compared to buying an already swimming around one... they not that expensive either...
     
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    @Zandy , most of the eggs that are coming in are cat shark eggs. These sharks do not grow very big and can easily be accomidated in a 1000l aquarium. These cat sharks also mostly rest on the bottom of the aquarium.
     
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    Yes they are indeed sharks. However only 160 odd different species lay eggs (mermaids purse) mostly cat sharks, bamboo sharks and swell sharks.

    The other 240 odd, White tip reef sharks, black tip reef sharks and many others give birth to pups. It is these live bearing sharks that require very large aquariums. Or better still left in the ocean.
     
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  8. Zandy

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    mmm anybody every tried this???
     
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    anyway thought this would be an interesting topic... !! I love sharks myself but yes seeing them hatch must be awesome.
     
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    you need a big tank for them,especially without alot of rockscape...so a more open empty tank...had one that grew to 90cm in a family members tank that was 2000x800x800 eventually found a good big home for it...
     
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    most look like that
     
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    Yes. I will take a pic. If my memory is correct, Moolis had a cat shark lay eggs in his tank.
     
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    any idea what the eggs cost?
     
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    Mmmmm veri interesting... Would their water temp ect be the same as a reef tank? And what would they be feeding on??
     
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    according to LiveAquaria they are not reef safe any ideas why ?
     
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    In some overseas (public) aquariums they sometimes cut out a section the case and replace it with a clear acrylic window, then position it up against the display pane, so visitors can see the pup inside the case.
     
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    Not new, eggs have been available for at least 6 or 7 years that I personally have seen in LFS's.
     
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    not for a reef tank as it will bash over rocks,corals and eat small fish and shrimp if it can..it needs plenty swimming space on the floor and thats where your rocks normally are... so pointless for a reef .... will eat lance fish and hake as well...
     
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    I once hatched a local species. Was extremely interesting to watch develop and hatch. Once hatched it grew unbelievably quickly. If i had a big enough tank i wouldnt hesitate to get another one.
     
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    The eggs you get are generally Chiloscyllium spp. and Hemiscyllium spp. They're both found in shallow/rockpool areas and are fully tropical (though they're related to our cold water cat sharks/shy sharks). You don't need a particularly huge tank (1000l would probably be ok with the smaller species), though you want it to be shallow and wide. Pretty safe with most fish and corals because they're crustacean/echinoderm feeders. You'd want your corals to be well secured down though or they'll get knocked off.

    The smallest and (IMO) best looking is Chiloscyllium hasseltii. Max size of 60cm.
     
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