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#1 malawiman85

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 03:15 PM

Damn It! I got involved with a thread the other day that bought back some cool memories of my time keeping marine tanks. i got to yabbering about Port Jackson sharks. Since then I havent been able to shake the urge of setting up a honkin' big marine tank for a Porty.

 

Has anyone ever really successfully kept one?

 

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Not my image... Google... Just added it so everyone can see how freakin' awesome these guys are.



#2 MrLeifBeaver

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:04 PM

Haha. Niceeee.

 

Not sure but Pet Magic Cannington had one on hold at their shop for about 3 months. So I guess they know how to look after them if anything.



#3 malawiman85

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:13 PM

Yeah Long term these things get seriously BIG! If I get one I would want it "for life" not just until it gets too big for a normal 'ol 8x3x3. Once they get biggish the only option would be to upgrade to a massive tank or to release it... And Yes I know releasing aquarium fish into the wild is naughty. 



#4 splinteredmind

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:22 PM

Haha sorry if that was my thread malawiman!

 

I know there's a marine place up NOR that used to stock them. Love the PJs, also seen a few catsharks around the traps too :)



#5 shayne

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:50 PM

splnteredmind beat me to it, was going to suggest cat shark family,i think their beautiful to.Smaller maximum size and really cute. Have never kept either but bumped into lots of both over the years whilst diving/ recreational fishing and during my time in the professional fishing industry [ always treated them with great care/reverence. TRY BEING A FISH LOVER ON A PRO VESSEL, short career! ] Dont know the ethics or legality of wild caught but a few years ago they were a semi regular? bycatch in the sound and gage roads if fishing small at night. If any one has ever worked a trawler they would probably tell you to save 1.Pjs and Larrys mates were a real pain in the butt when i worked on a cray boat in 77/78 but i still loved them.

#6 CloeyyMegan

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:53 PM

Damn It! I got involved with a thread the other day that bought back some cool memories of my time keeping marine tanks. i got to yabbering about Port Jackson sharks. Since then I havent been able to shake the urge of setting up a honkin' big marine tank for a Porty.

 

Has anyone ever really successfully kept one?

 

port-jackson-shark-572x289_zpsd0ef689c.j

 

Not my image... Google... Just added it so everyone can see how freakin' awesome these guys are.

 

 

THAT IS BEAUTIFUL



#7 malawiman85

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:21 PM

Haha sorry if that was my thread malawiman!
 
I know there's a marine place up NOR that used to stock them. Love the PJs, also seen a few catsharks around the traps too :)


Yep, you're the one responsible for this debacle!

TRY BEING A FISH LOVER ON A PRO VESSEL, short career!



Hahaha! Gold.

THAT IS BEAUTIFUL


You're damn right it is :-)

#8 CloeyyMegan

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:22 PM

Yep, you're the one responsible for this debacle!


Hahaha! Gold.

You're damn right it is :-)

 

i will wed someone with this fish hahah



#9 malawiman85

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:27 PM

Im flattered but im already married.
And I just asked and wifey said I cant have a second wife :-(
Probably good... one makes me miserable as it is.
Any way.... Whats this business about cat sharks?

#10 Mattymak

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:40 PM

I want that too, I might have to get into marine.



#11 splinteredmind

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:54 PM

Haha I've caused enough trouble already without talking about catsharks...

 



#12 CloeyyMegan

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:00 PM

Im flattered but im already married.
And I just asked and wifey said I cant have a second wife :-(
Probably good... one makes me miserable as it is.
Any way.... Whats this business about cat sharks?

 

i can wait 

haha seriously though, i need so many tanks for all my different loves



#13 Mattymak

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:10 PM

I want one!

 

Haha I've caused enough trouble already without talking about catsharks...

 



#14 shayne

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:24 PM

beautiful fish,not familiar with that one,more northen indo pacific waters i guess.MM check out the museums guide to marine and esturinefishes of the sw. You know im a luddite and cant do the link thing,i describe the local ones as sort of like a mini wobbegong, another amazing animal to meet whilst diving,usualy sleeping you really have to be checking out the caves/grottos

#15 malawiman85

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:21 PM

Just googled Catsharks

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I like Porty's better.



#16 Mattymak

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:22 PM

Hahahaha. I really might get my 4x2x2 set up for marine now. Hmmm

#17 shayne

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:21 PM

haha shouldnt you have been working?

#18 malawiman85

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 08:31 PM

Probably. But work never got anyone anywhere, right?
Some interesting catsharks. They dont look as good as porty's but probably a better long term option.

#19 Mattymak

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 09:22 PM

Why's that mate?



#20 malawiman85

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:20 AM

Just the size mate. Portys grow to 4 - 5 feet. Id need an 8x8x3. I could do that with ply, fibreglass and stainless steel but thats a ton of water that needs to be changed weekly. Maintaining a 5000+ litre marine tank realistically wouldnt end well.




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