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Types Of Aquarium Sharks For Your Home Tank


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  • 2. Types Of Aquarium Sharks For Your Home Tank When you go to a public aquarium like the National Aquarium in Baltimore, one of the big draws is always the big sharks. Species like the Great White, Hammerhead and Bull sharks are bone chillingly awesome. But can you keep sharks in your home aquarium? They won’t be as big, but there are some types of aquarium sharks you can keep.
  • 3. Red Tail Sharks This is the most common type of aquarium shark that you can find. There is some debate from hobbyists as to Red tailed Sharks being actual members of the shark family. Some say they are really members of the catfish family, especially since they have whiskers (called barbells) and only grow to be four of five inches long.
  • 4. Streamlined, strong swimmers They are streamlined, strong swimmers and can sometimes be aggressive with other fish, so a lot people consider them sharks. You definitely need a lid on your tank as they like to jump. They are freshwater fish, which are the easiest kinds of fish to care for. Some people have had success keeping this type of aquarium shark with other tropical fish.
  • 5. Bala Sharks This type of aquarium shark is more "shark-like" and grows to about seven inches long. They really need to be housed with just their own kind, as they are aggressive. They also like to jump and need a heavy lid on their tank. They grow fast, so you need to already have a large enough tank to hold the adults. They are silvery with black tipped fins.
  • 6. Apollo Sharks This is another of the types of aquarium sharks that are not considered true sharks by some hobbyists. They are silver, sleek and strong swimmers that prefer to hang out in schools of their own kind. They are much less aggressive than either Bala or Red Tailed Sharks. But, they grow to be about eight inches long.
  • 7. Black Shark This type of aquarium shark is a bigger, all black variety of Red Tailed Shark. Occasionally, they come in albino, which kind of makes the name rather confusing. No matter what you call them, they get to be big – averaging ten inches in length. They also have whiskers and prefer to feed on the bottom of the tank like catfish or Red Tailed Sharks.
  • 8. Other types of aquarium sharks They behave more unpredictably than all of the other types of aquarium sharks mentioned. One shark will tolerate all kinds of fish in his tank while another will hunt and eat any fish that dares to share his tank.
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