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Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Fishkin, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    I have always been confused about all these types of sharks you can keep home aquariums... I always thought sharks were huge and whatnot and ate a bunch of fish. Well what are all these popular aquarium sharks like?? Like the Irridescent Shark, Redtail Shark, Rainbow Shark, and Black Shark. Do they eat meaty foods and live foods??
  2. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    Shark is just there cool name there mostly catfish :y_the_best:
  3. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    There actually are some freshwater sharks.
    http://www.elasmo-research.org/educatio ... w_rays.htm

    But like M_wm said, most "sharks" readily available in the aquarium hobby are catfish or cyprinids.

    Silver-tiped shark = catfish
    Rainbow shark = cyprinid
    Red tailed shark = cyprinid
    Black shark = cyprinid
    Bala shark = cyprinid
    Iridescent shark = catfish
    Cigar shark = cyprinid

  4. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    basically shops give them the "shark" name because it sounds cool. People will go "oh wow a shark" and buy it whereas if it were labeled a "bala catfish" (or cyprinid- but I doubt you'd ever see that listed in a store) people would most likely pass them by. Just like lots of other things, its all about marketing.
  5. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    I second what Tina Said
  6. fishdude

    fishdude New Member

    black sharks get really big! like 2 foot! dont buy them unless youve got a big tank.
    never knew that some were catfish.
    also they are not exactly comunity fish i have heard.
  7. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    I agree with tina. Also if you look at them they somewhat look like the shark.
  8. fishdude

    fishdude New Member

    they sure do
  9. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    i all so agree

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