dasstheboss Posted February 12, 2009 Share Posted February 12, 2009 Well i am going to set up a 300G FOWLR soon.. soon as in im doing the research right now and trying to check my options. firstly, it will be FOWLR and mostly aggressive fish. the tank will be the MarineLand 36" deep 300G .. i really liked those tanks and thats why im thinking of setting one up. However, although it will have most of the characteristics of a traditional FOWLR, i will have a few colorful anemones and maybe some xenia, GSP, and other easy-spreading corals, no SPS though. Here is my question now that i have gotten through the background: I want some kind of shark in the tank that swims freely; therefore, the banded shark and epaulette (spelling) will not work out since they are not that active and pretty lazy actually. So i looked into Columbian sharks and i heard they can tolerate ( actuallly thrive would be a better word) full marine conditions as "adults". Considering this, does this mean that if i slowly acclimate a baby Columbian shark into marine conditions it would die? Im asking because most of the fish stores only sell freshwater ( not even brackish) baby Columbian sharks. Also, as per feeding, i plan to put in a bag of the marine feeder shrimp that liveaquaria.com has. As per feeding freshwater feeders to saltwater fish (like goldifsh to lionfish) people say its not good for the healt. Would this apply the other way too as in if the Columbian shark eats the shrimp will it have negative effects? another thing, does anybody know of the characteristics of these fish? Do they act liek a shark. i want to stimulate a real shark setting with a shark like fish that swims actively. Pretty much i want a smaller version of a white-tip of black-tip shark. these look pretty but i dont want ot get a huge aquarium the size of my basement! Also, if the other fish in the tank will be of question, then they will be a snowflake eel, volitian lionfish, a small ray, blue girdled angelfish, and some tangs, and other aggressive fish. However, they will all be added as babys so they wont be able ot eat the small Columbian sharks. Any suggestions and input is welcome. Quote Link to comment
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