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    If I have enough money one day, you think it's feasible to build an aquarium big enough to keep pet manta rays in? Or other awesome creatures, like a pet giant octopus, or 12ft sturgeon fish.
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    You can keep a manta ray as a pet..?
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    (Original post by Hayley...)
    You can keep a manta ray as a pet..?
    Well I don't think you can pick one up at the local fair. But if you had enough money, surely you could build a big aquraium, and have one caught, for your viewing pleasure?
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    In that case I doubt it very much. There are very strict regulations about what animals can and cannot be kept as pets. I think it's based on the animal's safety, other people's safety and the dangers of removing huge amounts of a species out of the natural habitat.


    + they're banning goldfish-in-a-bag as prizes now...
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    (Original post by Hayley...)
    In that case I doubt it very much. There are very strict regulations about what animals can and cannot be kept as pets. I think it's based on the animal's safety, other people's safety and the dangers of removing huge amounts of a species out of the natural habitat.


    + they're banning goldfish-in-a-bag as prizes now...
    Hmph. =(
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    (Original post by Hayley...)
    In that case I doubt it very much. There are very strict regulations about what animals can and cannot be kept as pets. I think it's based on the animal's safety, other people's safety and the dangers of removing huge amounts of a species out of the natural habitat.


    + they're banning goldfish-in-a-bag as prizes now...
    On the other hand you could build a house floating above the pacific

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    i would love an aquarium of baracudas ... friggin dangerous fish ...
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    you can run your own deep sea world
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    (Original post by deianra)
    You can get 6 ft sturgeons from the aquarium near me. They sell koi too.

    We had two sturgeonlets but they were tiny - about 15 - 20 cm long. But yes, they cost about 300 pounds. Quite cheap if you compare it to the koi about the same size - but koi are a completely different category...
    They look damn scary though. Especially when they're at the bottom and all dark coloured.

    Quite a lot of people have aquariums large enough for 12st sturgeons - many koi fanatics have ponds big enough to hold about 300 or so metre-long koi carp in...

    /ramble
    6ft sturgeons, definitly a good start. Cheers
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    http://www.nwfish.com/images/johnsbiggun.jpg
    http://www.ossining.org/sturg1G.jpg

    oh sweet jesus.
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    (Original post by deianra)
    Don't go near them when you're drunk though!

    They start looking like sharks and attacking you...(well, I was scared )
    Do they really attack?
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    johnsbiggun.jpg
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    Huge, isn't it

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    http://www.envasion.net/2004/pix/monster3.jpg

    I don't think I'd want that in my house.
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    (Original post by deianra)
    I have no idea. But this one's damn scary and it's only 10 ft!

    Don't think they do. I see them in an indoor pond (fairly small) with about 50 koi carps. If you think that each one of the koi are worth about 500 quid, I don't think they would put any insane, aggressive, man-eating fish near a bunch of peaceful, expensive koi?
    Ugly as hell :|
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    I always wanted to keep great white sharks as a pet because they're really cool and immense. I asked the zoo keeper one day why they don't have any great white sharks in their aquarium and he said "several zoos have tried but they just eat everything in the aquarium and even each other."
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    (Original post by deianra)
    http://nwfish.com/images/tvfish1.jpg

    You could probably buy all of the above sizes of sturgeon quite easily at your local aquarium shop.

    My mum always thought the best course of action was to buy one and eat it though
    mmm caviar
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    I always wanted to keep great white sharks as a pet because they're really cool and immense. I asked the zoo keeper one day why they don't have any great white sharks in their aquarium and he said "several zoos have tried but they just eat everything in the aquarium and even each other."
    That's a big shame, if I have the money one day I will endeavour on such a project. They're just too awesome. I want to see such large animals swimming.
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    (Original post by fishpaste)
    Ugly as hell :|
    They scare me
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    (Original post by deianra)
    http://nwfish.com/images/tvfish1.jpg

    You could probably buy all of the above sizes of sturgeon quite easily at your local aquarium shop.

    My mum always thought the best course of action was to buy one and eat it though
    Cheers. Not a manta ray, or a giant octopus, but definitely better than a few tropical fish in the corner
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    Cheers. Not a manta ray, or a giant octopus, but definitely better than a few tropical fish in the corner
    What's the difference between a manta ray and a sting ray?
 
 
 
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