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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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Dr. Anand Verma
These silver sharks are amazing lively fresh water fish and its great fun to keep, feed and see them swim.
i have three silver sharks. i think they are awesome, really easy fish to have. They mind their own business and keep themselves to themsleves. I feed them flake, bloodworm, prawns, bread, peas and cucumber. They are great!
Amy from KY
I have 2 bala's and they do very well with all others. we have 4 i.d. 1 rainbow, and 2 black sharks and they seem to be one happy family. have had them for almost 4 yrs. now.
I have Just bought 2 lovely middle size BALLA, with 3 small size gold fish, red tailed black shark, pelco, cat fish corydoras, clown loach, 2 small size kuhli banded loaches. they felt frightened when one of my gold fish chased them trying to bite the tails, so the red tailed shark pretended some of his usual aggressive nature, but now they are doing well all together. i hope they will become a great MIXED LOVELY TEAM...ONE FAMILY..NO HATES...
my silver shark is a baby but i have heard that they grow to 13 inches. i am trying to breed them but have had no success, but i am still trying.
i have 6 balas in 250 gl, 6 i.d. sharks, 1 pleco, and 4 goldfish. All do fine. But the balas are my favorite.
these fish can be sexed. the Female is the larger, rounder fish. the male is slimmer. i have 2 in a 150 gallon aquarium. they eat Krill, Tetra Bits and blood worms. the only gravel in my tank is Pea gravel for a 9" and growing, Marble sailfin catfish.
the Female is the more domintate fish. the 2 sharks will get side by side and will go through a spawning motion. if i add plants, i have a feeling they scatter eggs in a slow moving filtration. they will breed soon
oh the bala shark rocks. The have no intention on bothering other fish. They make weird noises when i feed them. Peaple talk about them jumping but i find that mine never try to jump when i move them to a diffrent tank or even when they are scared and the lid is open. But still these fish might jump. They were once living with Neon tetras and didnt eat the Neons at all.
I've got two Bala's in my 5' tank and they interact really well with the other fish! They tend to hang out with the Angels in the daytime and in the early evening they hang around the Red eye tetras and Penguin tetras. They never cause trouble and can be very amusing when they start to chase each other in and out of the plants and driftwood. They do make a really strange noise when they feed, at first I thought my tank was cracking! All the little snails have disapeared since I got these fish, which is great!
I have 2 bala sharks and they are very fast swimmers and dont really bother any other fish but they do nibble plants. they have really shiny scales and look really nice when the fish turns.