Animal Stories - Bala Shark

Animal-World Information about: Bala Shark

The very popular Bala Shark has a perfectly sweet disposition and peacefully goes about minding its own business!
Latest Animal Stories
Skizza - 2006-09-13
I've had my silvershark for about three and a half years now. He started off as being about five-six centimetres and being quite skinny. Now he is a well bodied fish about 20cm in length. I found this fish to be quite a fast growing fish feeding on bloodworms. he is quite a timid fish and does scare quite easily.

Shan Kumarage - 2006-08-30
These Bala Sharks are very very active, but peaceful fish. I have two of them. it's great looking at them going all over the tank! when i feed them, when they come to the top to pick up the food, they make noises. it's great to hear them eating. :))

Dr. Anand Verma - 2006-08-19
These silver sharks are amazing lively fresh water fish and its great fun to keep, feed and see them swim.

Carla - 2006-07-25
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 - 2006-06-22
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.

Khalid MUSTAFA - 2006-06-16
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...

ben hills - 2006-06-10
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.

tashfiq - 2006-03-23
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.

Ric - 2006-03-11
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

pran - 2006-02-26
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.