Sharks should only be bought and kept by expert aquarists. They are hard to care for and have specific needs. They have streamlined bodies with gill slits, lay eggs, carnivores, aggressive, and use their tales to propel them through the water. The most important thing to know is that all sharks need a lot of space to swim and they grow at a fast pace. A 200 gallon tank or larger is necessary for most sharks. No copper or copper based medications should ever be put in a tank with a shark.
They are clumsy swimmers and should not be kept in a reef tank or a tank where rocks can easily fall on them. The substrate in your tank should be sand because sharks can be easily scratched by the substrate, which can lead to an infection. They feed on shrimp, crustaceans, worms, shellfish, crab, squid, and fish.
Tank Recommendation (min): 70 Gal
Water Conditions: 76-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
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