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

Dave Wilson (rwilson at
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.

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?

Dave Wilson