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Shark Egg

The Shark Egg is hardy. Due to its availability, and combined with the relatively low cost, these Shark eggs are the most common shark kept in an aquarium.

Requirements
As an adult, it requires at least a 360 gallon or larger aquarium. It requires sand as the substrate in the aquarium, as the abdomen is easily scratched by a coarser substrate, thus causing infection. It should never be exposed to copper-based medications. It will eat any crustacean in the aquarium.

Feeding
The hatching time of the egg will be anywhere from 1 to 6 weeks depending on the stage of development and the environmental conditions in the aquarium. When hatched, offer small pieces of cleaned squid or live saltwater feeder shrimp in order to entice this fish to eat. Then it may be fed shrimp, scallops or pieces of fresh marine fish.

STATISTICS
Minimum Tank Size: 1362 Litres
Care Level: Expert Only
Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 4"
Colour Form: Tan
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Orectolobidae
Origin: Indo-Pacific
 

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Easy to Care For
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Easy to Feed
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Peaceful with Others
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Reef Safe
1
Invertebrate Safe
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  1. The best way to order this shark is in the egg form. I tried very unsuccessfully to buy this shark alive and they just will not eat. When ordered as an egg it takes very well to the aquarium when it is born because it is the only way of life it knows. Frozen squid works the best to encourage eating. Be sure to feed small pieces of food in the beginning because their mouth is very small. I hand feed mine.

  2. I hatched one of these in my tank and it is doing great. Don’t expect it to come out of hiding right away because they are very shy. I fed mine frozen shrimp off a shishkabob stick and he really likes being fed but now, since he is about 2 weeks old, I’ve started feeding him some pellet food along with the shrimp.

  3. I personally don’t think it’s unethical to open a shark egg if the yoke is gone. I have heard plenty of people say they can do it on there own but I have seen instances to where the sack was left alone and the shark died.

  4. I personally don’t think it’s unethical to open a shark egg if the yoke is gone. I have heard plenty of people say they can do it on there own but I have seen instances to where the sack was left alone and the shark died. So personally I feel that it may be necessary to give them an assist.

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