Bala Shark Care Sheet

Bala SharksAquarium Care
SizeDepending on size of Aquarium or Pond up to 14 inches or 35 cm
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature69.8 to 84.2°F or 21 to 29°C
Water Ph6.0 to 8.0 pH
Water Hardness5 to 15 dH
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in tankTwo or more
Community FishYes
SexesNot easy to determine, females generally have a more rounded body
FoodFlake food, blood worms and live foods
BreedingNot really possible
Other namesSilver Shark, Tricolor Shark
Scientific nameBalantiocheilos melanopterus
Lifespan10 years and older

Aquarium Conditions For The Bala Shark

These are excellent fish for a community tank but can also be kept in a species tank. Although they look very much like sharks they are not aggressive at all.

When kept alone they tend to become lonesome and will swim up and down against the glass. At least two is enough but depending on your tank size and how many other fish in the tank, four or more will be better.
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