blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus)
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The blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) grows up to a maximum adult size of about 70 inches and should be given a decent sized aquarium of 500 gallons or more when juvinal. It does take many years for it to reach maturity but when ever purchasing an animal like this that can potentially grow large, please be ready to eventually provide larger living quarters. This fish will come to you generally around 14-24 inches in size. The blacktip has a more unique way of manuvering around corals than other sharks like the leopard shark, smooth hound shark, etc which are more open water sharks because of their unique hunting abilities up and around coral reefs. They however should have smooth real live sand or bare bottoms and if decorations are to be kept, only a few live rocks in the center of the tank (not at the ends of the tank) should be mounted allowing the shark to swim in circles around it. Live marine plants are nice and if you want corals I recomend soft plastic artificial corals and not dead coral skeletons due to how their sharp edges could cut the shark if it were to be startled in the aquarium.
The blacktip shark is a carnivore and likes to eat variety of chopped crustaceans, fish pieces, shrimp, shellfish, squid. Keep water quality high (SG 1.020 - 1.025, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Temp. 72 - 78° F) similar to that in Bali and prefers tidepools and reefs.
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