Sharks that are commonly kept in the aquarium.
So what is a goiter anyway? It’s a thyroid gland that becomes enlarged due to an iodine deficiency. This can be caused by a dietary deficiency or by exposure to excess nitrates. The goiter will appear as if your shark is growing a “chin” so to speak and will then get larger over time. It is imperative that once you start to notice the bump that you take action right away. Here is how to troubleshoot and figure out what it causing it.
This shark was first discovered in 1830 by zoologist Edward Turner Bennett. Its original scientific name was Scyllium marmoratum. The word marmoratus in latin means “marbled”. This species is sometimes confused with the White Spotted Bamboo Shark – which more commonly is referred to as the Marbled Cat Shark...
Typically Horn Shark are primarily loners. They spend their entire life in a area no larger than 3,300 square feet. In the wild they will migrate to deeper water in order to stay warm during the winter, but they have never been recorded to travel more than 10 miles away from their home. They are relativity small reaching a max length of...
I have been caring for and researching sharks and stingrays since I was 16 years old. I am now 35. In 2012 I started rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing sharks that are commonly kept in the home aquarium with my good friend Matt Heyde. Click through to the article to learn about the current inhabitants of my pond, their stories and how my shark pond works.
A Grey Bamboo Shark affectionately named Fatty. When he was a baby we had a severe Vibrio bacteria infection. I was able to save him and now he is a healthy plump little man. With his body type, he appears to have a plump mid section but really he is just a big muscle. The "fat" appearance means that he is very healthy. He is now 7 years old as of 2018.