I'm sure everyone has once dreamed to have a shark tank. Well I want to make that dream a reality for me. I have researched alot on banded
cat sharks and bamboo sharks but I'm looking for some input from expert hobbyists on this. Would a bamboo or banded cat shark be better? Which can be put in a smaller tank?
As many sites say, a tank of at least 180 gallons is ok for one banded cat shark ... I don't buy it. I want a tank big enough for a banded cat shark to live all its life in. I was thinking of something like a 300 gallon tank but many sites say different things. I was hoping to have a few fish with the shark, which leads me to my next question. - What fish can I house with one??
I was thinking of these:
Blue Girdled Angelfish
Banded Snake Eel
Blue Spotted Stingray
Would those be okay in a 300 gallon? Any suggestions or comments? Or is there any fish I could put in with the shark from my current tank? (See at the bottom)
Another question is a banded cat shark reef safe? I've read an article stating that a banded cat shark can be kept in a reef tank as long as there is enough space for it.
Next question, what is a good estimated amount of money to buy a tank-raised banded cat shark, a 300 gallon aquarium including everything I need (stand, pumps, filters, sand, etc.) I don't plan on buying now but I plan on saving money for it to buy in the future.
1) Which is more hardier, a bamboo or banded cat shark?
2) Which one requires a smaller tank to live its WHOLE life in?
3) How many gallons can one be kept in for its WHOLE life?
5) Reef safe?
6) Estimated amount of cost?
Lastly, is there any information you would like to share or something I should know before taking on this challenge?
I would love to hear some feedback on this thread as I know lots of people will be searching this in the future, and feel free to message me on here.
Thanks for your time and god bless,
90 Gallon Reef
4 Bulb T5 216w
2 x 54w Sun Wave
2 x 54w Blue Wave
Male Lyretail Anthias 2"
Bicolor Dwarf Angel 2"
Flame Angel 1"
Marine Betta 6"
Banggai Cardinal 3"
Maroon Clownfish (mate pair) female 1" male .5"
Percula Clownfish (pair) both 1.5"
Longnose Hawkfish 2"
Blue Tang 5"
Sailfin Tang 3.5"
Bulb Anemone (2)
Strawberry Crab (2)
Black Sea Cucumber
Red Leg Hermits
Coral Banded Shrimp
Sand Sifting Starfish
Pineapple Brain (in sand)
Branching Frogspawn (middle)
Branching Torch (middle)
Toadstool Leather (bottom)
Red Actinodiscus Mushrooms (bottom)
Red/Green Ricordea Mushrooms (in sand)
Starburst Polyps (top)
Yellow Polyps (middle)
3 Button Polyps (2 top, 1 in sand)