Shark shark shark

United States
April 11, 2012 1:48pm CST
SO my seven year old has a fascination with sharks. She has ever since she was 17 months old and we saw them at the Epcot aquarium. Well she wants one as a pet. I know they have very small ones they keep in tanks but I have never had a salt water tank. Are they harder to take care of? I assume they cost more the fish and where do you buy something like that? Does anyone have one? Tank or shark.
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@ElicBxn (60142)
• United States
12 Apr 12
I knew someone with a salt water tank, I've been told they are a bit harder to run than a fresh water tank... http://saltaquarium.about.com/
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• United States
13 Apr 12
We looked on this site and now she has an even longer list
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@ElicBxn (60142)
• United States
14 Apr 12
I'm sorry...
@AmbiePam (46333)
• United States
12 Apr 12
Even a small shark would take a pretty fair size tank. I sure as heck wouldn't do it. Good luck if you do!
• United States
13 Apr 12
We found some small ones called Epaulette Shark on a web site that only get about 6 - 12 in ( they can get bigger I am told in the right tank) long at full adult size. We are thinking about a small one for her room for her birthday but it is a small thought at this point...
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@AmbiePam (46333)
• United States
13 Apr 12
You're certainly an adventurous mother.
• United States
13 Apr 12
Something I hope to pass on to all of them!
• India
25 Jul 12
How can you keep an animal known to feed on man as a pet? That is new to me because even those who tame lions can never live with them in the house. It’s a wild idea but maybe with the right source of information, you can be in a position to tame a shark, but keep its aquarium outside, not in the house.
• United States
28 Jul 12
There are many species of small sharks that cannot hurt people at all. We are not talking great whites or tiger sharks just small 2 foot ones safer even then eels or snakes.
• India
13 Apr 12
There are many resembling models of shark which we can feed them on our aquarium. A real shark cannot be feed on aquariums. There are many limitations. Mainly they need a large space to occupy. secondly they need big preys as their food. Mainly they do not last for a long time. You can get sharks which resembles with the real one. The main advantage of such sharks are they can live in the normal pure water. They do not need salty water for their existence. Secondly they are not much costly. Thirdly they have a good life. Thirdly they do not need prays as the food. They need the normal floating food as their food. Those fishes can be easily bough from the market as pairs. Hope this will help you
• United States
13 Apr 12
We have a tank with some of the fresh water "sharks" but as I sad she is very into them and knows they are not "real" sharks but actually a type of catfish. It is her life dream to study these animals and she is very set on having an aquarium she can study. If you think a seven year old wouldn't you would be very surprised.
@atwilson (540)
• Indonesia
13 Apr 12
Wow. it may be harm for her. i dont suggest that.
• United States
13 Apr 12
We wouldn't get her anything that would be dangerous.