Red Fin Cigar Shark

Discussion in 'Freshwater Sharks' started by Garron987, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Garron987New MemberMember

    I purchased a tank recently that contained some unique fish. I have identified one as a red finned cigar shark. From what I have read this fish needs a large tank and mine only measures 48 inches in length. Will this fish be happy and health in this tank?
  2. BluMan1914

    BluMan1914Well Known MemberMember

    Welcome to Fishlore. From what I've just read....nooooooo!!!!! Lol. They get over 2ft, and you would need a very big tank. I'd say nothing less than 300 gallons. Some others may even suggest larger, others may say it's best only for public aquariums.
  3. hampalong

    hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    They will get to 2 foot long or thereabouts in a tank (bigger in the wild) and live in groups. You would need a tank the size of the average room to keep them properly.
  4. Redshark1

    Redshark1Well Known MemberMember

    2ft? That's some cigar. I guess it's the shape alluded to in the common name?
  5. Aquaphobia

    AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Cool! I'd never heard of such a fish. Can you post a picture?

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