Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Blogs > alprazo
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Rate this Entry

Tankmates for Rays and Benthic Sharks

Posted 12/26/2011 at 07:09 PM by alprazo
Updated 12/26/2011 at 09:10 PM by alprazo

Tankmates - adding a shark to an existing tank stocked with fish or adding fish is one of the most frequently asked shark related questions in the forums.

Simply put, other sharks or rays depending on the tank size. Even this adds risk. I watched my wobbegong crush an epaulette twice its length and know of a horn shark that was blinded by an epaulette with a habit of sucking eyes out.

Fish considered safe "with caution": Groupers, squirrel fish, grunts, goatfish, snappers, spade, batfish, and jacks usually will leave the sharks alone. Though I have lost lookdowns to an epaulette and lost a shark to a grouper.

Fish to avoid: Angelfish, trigger fish, filefish, pufferfish, moorish idols, boxfish, and cowfish. My first Atlantic ray was killed by file fish. I lost another to a blue angel. Of course there are always exceptions and I use a 6 inch moorish idol to keep my quarantine tank running. It has never been a problem.

Wildcard fish - Damsels, cardinal fish, chromis and all fish of a size that could be swallowed - may be food. Wrasses that bed down, often fall prey too. Some others that are questionable: Tangs, hogs, broomtail wrasses, lions, scorpions, and rabbits.

I have recently describe such an issue in my ongoing wobbegong post.

[URL="http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1793599&page=3"]http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1793599&page=3[/URL]

[IMG]http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt289/alprazo/IMAG0065-1.jpg[/IMG]
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 9656 Comments 0 Edit Tags Email Blog Entry
« Prev     Main     Next »
Total Comments 0

Comments

 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:22 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2020 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.