Black Tip Reef Shark
The Blacktip Reef Shark is one of the most common sharks found in shallow water, sometimes as shallow as 30 centimetres, around coral reefs of Indo-Pacific waters.
The water temperature they swim in is usually between 20 and 27° Centigrade (70 to 80º Fahrenheit). Blacktip Reef sharks do not venture into tropical lakes and rivers far from the ocean.
BLACKTIP REEF SHARK DIET
A Blacktip Reef sharks diet consists mainly of reef fish, however, they will also feed on sturgeon and mullet.
BLACKTIP REEF SHARK REPRODUCTION
Reproduction is viviparous (the embryo develops inside the body of the mother, as opposed to outside in an egg), with 2 to 4 pups in a litter. Before giving birth, female Blacktip Reef sharks will incubate their young for 16 months. The pups’ length at birth ranges from 33 to 52 centimetres.
The Blacktip Reef Shark, also known as the Carcharhinus Limbatus, gets its name from the pointed snout and black tips on its fins (especially its dorsal fin). This is considered one of the most beautiful sharks in the Ocean and are seen often by divers since this species prefers shallow waters.
This fella is at most 2.9 meters (9.5ft) in length, but is usually closer to 1.6 meters (5ft). They weigh about 130 kilograms (286 pounds) as adults.
The Blacktip Reef Shark is found in warm, shallow water near coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific and Mediterranean Sea with depths of up to 80 meters (262 feet). This is a tropical and subtropical fish. It’s mostly found in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and the Western and Eastern Pacific. Their preferred water temperature is from 15C to 24C (59F to 75F), so most of the time they stay in shallow waters and near the surface, with a maximum depth of 70 meters (229 feet).
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Your website says this shark is in stock but is it really in stock? Is this site updated on your actual inventory?
Hello, We do have the black tips instock but due to the cost and how sensitive they are we prefer to only sell them locally.
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Hello, At the momement, we have black tip reef sharks instock but we try to sell these locally only due to the sensitive nature of them.
Do you breed your own stock? If so, how is it done? And how do you sex the sharks?
Hello, We do not breed them. But at the moment we are out of stock. usually the beginning of the summer we have more instock.
What would be the minimum size tank for this shark
Hello, We would recommend at least a 400+ Gallon for this shark.
How big do these guys come as?
Hello, It is best to email us on Monday. We dont have a specific size on these. It is very random since this is one of the rarer sharks we get in.
How could a person possibly keep this shark as a pet? What would be the minimum tank size?
Hello, At the moment we do not sale the blacktip reef shark anymore. The beginning of next year we will begin selling them again.