View Full Version : Chinese high fin shark

06-11-2009, 07:46 PM
I am considering getting one and have done alot of research about it. i know that in aquariums they can easily reach 2 feet over their 20 year lifespan, but they only grow an inch or two per year. ive read they are sensitive to nitrates as well.

what im really looking for though is anyone who has personal experience with them. be it good or bad. any help at all will be greatly appreciated

06-11-2009, 07:54 PM
Check this out!http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/mix/chinesesucker.php
You will eventually need a homemade tank or donate them to one of those Huge aquariums.

06-11-2009, 08:07 PM
They are not made for aquariums. I have tried keep them in my 75gal goldfish tank with no success, and then i did some research. I think they have a 2% rate of living in the aquarium. I would not suggest it any one bit, and to be honest, I don't think anyone should.

06-11-2009, 08:13 PM
I have kept one successfully for a few years many years ago when I was young and stupid ;-)

They are hard to keep and want cold water, perfect water quality, high current and a lot of oxygen.

I do not recommend them to anyone. The adults look very different.

06-11-2009, 09:18 PM
alright thank you very much everyone you definitely helped me make my decision and im glad i got some personal input to help.

thanks again

06-11-2009, 10:04 PM
Dig a pond!I darn near bought one last week for that very purpose.30 plus bucks was too much for a fish that gets that ugly as an adult.

06-11-2009, 10:53 PM
haha i honestly kindof like the way the adult looks

06-11-2009, 10:54 PM
haha i honestly kindof like the way the adult looks

I agree:22:

06-12-2009, 01:32 AM
haha i honestly kindof like the way the adult looks
Your in luck then,dig that pond.!thumbs2:

08-02-2009, 08:30 PM
They are only hardy to about 59*F so it would have to be fairly warm climate to keep them in an outdoor pond. They really aren't a 'true' coldwater fish species.