Black shark in fluval edge 6gal tank
I purchase a fluval edge 6 gal tank 2 weeks ago. Nice tank but its small. I purchased it as a starter tank to keep for a few months. In it I have 4 neon tetra, a black shark, I was told that the black shark about 2 inches long was going to eventually grow and eat all my other fish. So far he has been behaving stay at the bottom of the tank and pops up a few times here and there. I wanted to purchase a 55gal tank to transfer him into, but to also house some other fish. Does anyone have a black shark, and would it really grow and become aggressive?
Is this the black shark you are talking about:
If it is, than I would return it to the store. Even a 55 gallon tank is way too small for a fish that gets over a foot long
If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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Yes thats the one. That sucks I really like this black shark. So is that a myth that fish grow according to the size of the tank?
Yes and no. It's true that a fish will grow less in an undersized tank, but it's called stunting and it's very bad for their health.
300 gallon mega tank
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You want your "soon to be" 2 ft shark to only grow 4" so he can fit in your tank?
Give the guy a break and get rid of him so he can have a real life in a large tank. Your store should not even be selling fish that grow that large.
Thanks for you hel[ Cliff and Brhino, I m returning him to the store today for another fish. Thanks again.