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Ok, this story bothered me. Celebrities and the uber-rich should not be buying animals they can't care for, and people should not sell sharks either. It's important to remember that sharks, and most saltwater #aquarium fish, are taken from the ocean...…
...unlike most freshwater fish in #aquariums. Because the sharks are captured, they suffer from extreme stress and injury. They'll rarely acclimate to the aquarium. Many of the aquariums shown in the article look awesome but aren't designed to offer the fish a good environment...
... If you wish to have an aquarium, buy farm-raised fish and begin the process with a focus on keeping the animals, and yourself, safe. Don't begin with a tiny aquarium either. Little tanks have more volatile #chemistry and temperature. Start with 30 or 40 gallons. Also...
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Good morning Twitter! I move to Australia today! 1 like/retweet of this tweet = 1 thing you (maybe) didn't know about Australian #sharks.
Alright, let's get this party started: First, numbers aren't 100% accurate but anywhere from 170-190 species of #sharks call Australian waters home. That's a lot, seeing as how there are roughly 500-ish species.
According to the Australian Government's Department of Environment and Energy, of those 170-190 species, around 70 are thought to be endemic. Endemic means "native to a specific region or environment and not occurring naturally anywhere else."
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