Bala Shark


The Bala Shark, also known as the Silver Shark and is great for the semi-aggressive community aquarium. This is one of the more passive freshwater sharks, and they are an active fish that will be visible during the day. The Bala Shark is a beautiful fish with a metallic silver body with a yellow and black dorsal and caudal fin.

It requires a large aquarium with driftwood, rocks, and spots of dense vegetation. This shark does best in small groups of 3 or more, as they prefer to school in the aquarium. Unfortunately, the breeding habits of the Bala Shark have not been documented.

An omnivore, the Bala Shark is not a particularly finicky eater. Flake food, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, as well as vegetable-based foods should be fed.

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Fish noob August 31, 2009 at 10:49 am

The bala shark is quite cool, they easy to keep but you need a large tank. I found they cost abit at my fish store

Jacquelyn January 26, 2010 at 11:27 am

I have three bala sharks in my tank. They like to school with my four swordtail fish and are not aggressive. It is best to have plants on the edges of the tank as they get bigger. Bala sharks tend to be a bit scittish and will run into the sides of the tank. Special care needs to be taken when cleaning your tank if you have balla sharks. It has yet to happen to me but has been said that the bala is nitorious for jumping out of the tank while cleaning.

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