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The very popular Bala Shark has a perfectly sweet disposition and peacefully goes about minding its own business!
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You should never buy a fish and then go home and research it. If you want to Know more go to fishchannel.com watch what you read always find as many articles as you can and check out the authors. I find about 40% of what you read online about fish is accurate data.
I had silver sharks for some time and find they do their best in the biggest tank you can give them, as well as a group. Mine were in a group of 6 in, a 5ft x 2ft x 2ft set up, along with clown loach.
I think they are a really good mix as the sharks will often be heard clicking when feeding, which draws in the other sharks as well as the clowns, which often make the same clicking sound. Almost sounds like the glass may be cracking somewhere, u wait till u hear it.
I just found and enjoy your informative site. I am surprised bala sharks are so readily available in stores since they are threatened. I have a couple of them that I have had for years, but I would not have purchased a threatened species. I also have three red rainbows that I read are on a watch list. Pet stores should post this information so consumers can make educated purchases. Thank you!
Awesome fish but be careful, they do play dead!!
I have never had a Bala shark. I am just doing research on it and I am not havng to much luck. I was hoping to find something in here. I still intend to look around here, and find something. Well I have to go and I also hope that I have more luck.
Well, my smaller bala shark has been dead for nearly two months now and i have bought a new one in its place. But, the bigger one is still alive and as before-the center of attraction. Another one is also healthy, lively and growing day by day. They both swim together, chase one another and entertain the spectators.
I never have had a problem with them, but if small bala sharks are reluctant to eat the pellets then there is a chance that their strength may wane day per day and they may die.
Just that to take care of(plus temperature around 25 degrees)and you have a wonderful aquarium with the balas.
And let me tell you one more thing-they are the quietest creatures that go together with goldfish in you aquarium.
My husband & I have 4 in a 120gal tank. We've only had them for a few months now, but WOW, have they grown. And they are great to watch! Between them and our 4 Boesmani Rainbow's, it's a sight to see! They all seem to dart around together until the Gourami makes his appearance, and then playtime is over! We'd like to get a bigger tank just to get some more Bala's. They really are awesome fish. And to answer the other guys question, from what I've been told, you can't breed the Bala's in a tank. They only breed in the TRUE wild, in a river. Not sure if that's true, but it's what I was told!
I Have owned these fish for 5 years and had no problems with them. I have 2 in a 55g tank, lots of fun they are. Didn't know much about them at first but got to know them. As you know, if you own some they do not like to be taken out of the tank to clean it, they will jump all over. When I moved they were out of the tank for 1 hour and one was up side down. Thought that he was a goner but got him in the tank and he was fine. They play a lot and love to hit one another with their tail. Don't know how to breed them. Would love to know how but can't find much about it and if I did breed them it would have to be in a tank of its own as my albino frog wold eat the eggs. Hhe is 6 years old and 10in. Don't know why he is so big but he doesn't seem to bother the Bala Shark or silver shark. If any own knows how to breed them I would love to know how. Thanks.
i just bought some silver sharks just wondering do they hav teeth ? could you please get back to me
I bought a pair of these as I had a heard a lot about them but as silver sharks. I am surprised to know that they are not real sharks!! They were just an inch and a half long but very promising. Now after a month, one has become bigger and other almost the same size. They look like mother and child together!! The bigger one ate the pellets from the beginning but I havent seen the smaller one eating till today. Their actions entice me. I have kept them with goldfish but they are the center of attraction. They have never given a problem till now whereas the albino I have chases the goldfishes.