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July 14, 2020 at 8:55 am #3828AnonymousInactive
Sharks should not be regarded as huge and fierce animals. In fact, most of them are docile species with a body length of about 1 meter. Now sharks can also be used as pets. They are easier to care for than other sea fish and show their owners’ personalities. Following will show you three kinds of sharks are suitable for pets!
1. Cat Shark: The body length of the cat shark in the aquarium can be as long as 50-100cm. The body of the cat shark is cream colored, with bandwidth and covered with dark black stripes. When they grow up, the stripes become blurred and brown patches appear in the middle. The cat shark itself has a certain aggressiveness. The name of the cat shark comes from that they have a pair of long and thin eyes like a cat, and their eyes will flash under the light. The eyes of the cat shark are extremely sensitive to the light, so they become one of the most deadly predators in the dark middle zone. Like to stay at the bottom in the aquarium, will eat any crustacean in the tank. Although it won’t grow very large in aquariums, it needs more than 900 liters of aquariums for breeding in adulthood. Bottom sand is needed for habitat, but if the bottom sand is too rough, it is easy to scratch its abdomen and cause injury. Remember not to treat with drugs containing copper. The cat shark belongs to the carnivorous fish, and it is difficult to open its mouth when entering the tank. When just entering the tank, it is recommended to use clean squid or live shrimp to lure its opening. After opening, you can eat wild, shrimp, shellfish or some freshwater fish can be fed. Feeding shellfish with shells, freshwater shrimp, squid and frozen mussels are all OK.
2. Chain Catshark: The largest body length of the Chain Catshark in the aquarium can be up to 60cm. The Chain Catshark has a slender body and lives in a deep water area about 60m-600m from the coast of the eastern United States to Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Chain Catshark and small sharks are becoming more and more popular among aquarium enthusiasts because of their shark shape. The largest adult fish size is 60 cm, which can be raised in the aquarium of most fish friends. Travel speed is not fast, usually near the living rock cave. It is widely distributed in nature and has strong adaptability to water temperature compared with other sharks. The Chain Catshark itself is aggressive. It only attacks small fish and invertebrates smaller than its mouth size as food. Don’t mix with the fierce big fairy fish or shell fish. It’s known to bite the fins of small sharks. The Chain Catshark is an egg spawn. When paired, it will reproduce once or twice a month. After laying eggs, female sharks will swim nearby, waiting for the eggs to be fixed safely before leaving. Each time, they will produce about 44 to 52 eggs. The size of the eggs is 2.5x5cm. The eggs of Chain Catshark are usually collected for aquatic trade and are known to have been successfully hatched in aquariums.
3. The largest body length of Smooth Hound Shark in aquarium can reach 125cm, two dorsal fins, the second dorsal fin is 1 / 2 larger than the first dorsal fin, the distance from the back end of the ventral fin base is closer to the caudal base (larva), or the same (adult), the upper angle is blunt, the posterior edge is concave, and the lower angle is extended. Smooth hound Shark are ferocious and live mainly in temperate waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean, from California to Mexico. The temperature of the active waters ranges from 15 to 20 degrees and the depth ranges from 5 to 10 meters. In the wild, they spend most of their time swimming around on the bottom of the sea or on the rocks to prey on crustaceans and small fish. It’s very active and spends most of its time swimming close to the bottom of the sea, avoiding contact with larger and fiercer sharks. With sharp shark teeth, it’s a real shark, but it won’t hurt human beings. It’s very disliked to bite human beings unless it’s completely enraged. Like other sharks, Smooth hound Shark need a smooth sandy substrate, enough room for movement and some rocks, and a strong lid to avoid jumping. Shark breeding requires a strong filtration system and regular water exchange to maintain water quality.
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