should i get a shark

United States
April 7, 2007 7:45pm CST
i saw a shark at a aquarium and i really like the idea of having a big tank with a shark and other fish should i or no. would it be a lot to keep up? anyone who knows let me know
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@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
16 Apr 07
If you have to ask on here if you should get one, then I'd say no, don't get one. You need to do a search for the proper requirements for their care and housing. Then make your decision if you can afford it, can properly care for it, and meet it's requirements.
• United States
8 Apr 07
If you're talking about an actual, salt water shark I can't advise against it strongly enough!! They are VERY hard to care for properly and need a minimum (no matter what the darn petshop idiots tell you) of 1000 gallons (yes, that's ONE THOUSAND) for some of the smallest. They are very picky about their water parameters. They are very expensive to feed. And they're usually such docile bottom dwellers they get picked on by other fish. That being said, there are some people capable of successfully housing and caring for a few certain types of sharks. It all depends on how much you're willing to put into it but I warn you, you'll have to put a LOT more into it than most people are willing or capable of giving!!
• India
8 Apr 07
were u scared from it . Did u run away or spilled the tank on the floor
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
8 Apr 07
Depends on what kind of shark. The type typically sold in pet/fish stores are called sharks but are really just different breeds of catfish. I had some sharks/catfish in a 55 gallon tank and they were with african ciclids, zebra danios, some of those sucker fish that clean the tank, and some angelfish. They all got along fine! Bala sharks are usually pretty passive, just make sure you don't overcrowd your tank!