Re: [RML] it's amazing what you find in stores...

Dave Wilson (rwilson at octa4.net.au)
Thu, 3 Feb 2000 07:13:14 +1030

>tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA wrote'
>mach mentioned freshwater sharks. the only ones i heard of were in the
>amazon, but they are not very big, and certainly not available in the hobby.
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There are two species of freshwater shark in top end rivers. One is
called Bull Shark and the other is the Speeartooth Shark. I have had 90
sm Bull Sharks in an aquarium but they are crazy and do not settle. I
have also seen bullsharks swimming among Western Rainbowfish here in the
Blackmore River which runs into Darwin Harbour. We also have Freshwater
whiprays which grow to a disc diameter 3 meters and 640 kg. Imagine the
size of the community aquarium. How big is your hobby budget?

Cheers
Dave Wilson
Darwin