Imagine your aquarium full of 1000 kg’s of dangerous giants with big jaws, hundreds of forceful sharp teeth, and creatures with strong and powerful swimming capabilities.
Yes, we are talking about sharks, but not these giant ocean dwelling types of sharks, we’re talking about freshwater aquarium sharks that are safe and will do well in your home aquarium.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a mini great white shark in your home aquarium? Unfortunately, there aren’t options that can perfectly replicate real marine sharks but here are some ways you can get close to achieving that goal.
When deciding on which types of sharks to keep in your freshwater aquarium, here are some points to take into consideration.
Keeping Freshwater Aquarium Sharks
Freshwater sharks that will work well for the home aquarium aren’t actually classified as sharks, but types of minnows and carps from the Cyprinidae family. These types of shark fish resemble real sharks with their shark-like body shapes, behaviors and fins.
It’s very important to keep aquarium size in mind when choosing a shark species for your freshwater aquarium because many types will grow too large for their tank. Although you might start out with a 2-inch long fry, they can quickly grow to be a size of 32 inches!
Popular Freshwater Aquarium Sharks
Here are some of the most popular freshwater aquarium sharks suitable for a home aquarium:-
You Can Keep Freshwater Aquarium Sharks
As you can see, it is possible to keep certain types of sharks in your freshwater aquarium tank. Some species will require a larger tank than others so make sure you plan out your aquarium setup and space before you choose which types of species you wish to have in your tank.
They may not be the giant beautiful ocean monsters that we all love, but freshwater sharks can be fulfilling fish to keep because they are attractive, active and hardy.
What's Your Experience?
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