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Baldy
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PostPosted: 2010.03.12(Fri)9:17    Post subject: Silver Sharks Reply with quote

These are the only fish av had a problem wi in the last few years. Have had a few but they always pegged oot,one even managed tae jump oot a tiny wee gap in the hood!!?
Great lookin fish but am no want tae buy more if theres somethin am missin an they're easy scared or somethin - have read reviews on here which didnae really tell me much- am no want tae send any more tae their doom Sad
Any info fae any experts oot there wid be appreciated.

Cheers, Baldy
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2010.03.12(Fri)9:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfbspqOI2sw&eurl=http%3A%2F%2F
Shows the tank size they need.

Shoaling fish that grow to about 15" and need huge tanks.
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Osinga
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PostPosted: 2010.03.12(Fri)11:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's quite a link. Great looking tank!
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katienaha
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PostPosted: 2010.03.12(Fri)12:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

These fish should really not be sold in your common fish shops. Too many people buy them and put them in too small of tanks. Your fish probably jumped out thinking "the grass was greener on the other side" and was needing more space. I hope you have a massive tank!!
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Baldy
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PostPosted: 2010.03.15(Mon)7:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, ma current tank is only 3 foot but am planning gettin a 5 foot shortly. The fish that jumped oot wiz only 2 inches long so I doubt he wiz short of space - unless he wiz a greedy bala Rolling Eyes

Cheers anyway, Baldy
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2010.03.15(Mon)7:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Five feet is still too small - the tank in the link is nearly nine feet long and the balas are not full grown.

They should be kept in shoals and don't settle as singles.

The red tailed scissortail is a good alternative in a five foot tank.
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Baldy
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PostPosted: 2010.03.15(Mon)8:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

diademhill wrote:
Five feet is still too small - the tank in the link is nearly nine feet long and the balas are not full grown.

They should be kept in shoals and don't settle as singles.

The red tailed scissortail is a good alternative in a five foot tank.


Fair enough but it wiz still only two inches, I had three of them and all died.

First losses av had. Sad

won't be gettin a nine foot tank,so guess silver sharks are out. Confused

Cheers diademhill, Baldy.
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