Bala Shark Information
Scientific Name : Balantiocheilos melanopterus
Common Names : Bala Shark, Silver Shark, Tri Color Shark Minnow, Hangus, Silver Bala
Bala Shark Care : Easy-Medium. They require lots swimming space and light decor.
Bala Shark Size : Up to 13 inches (33 cm)
pH : 6 - 8
Temperature : 72°F - 82°F (22°C - 28°C)
Water Hardness : 5° to 12° dH,
Lifespan : 8 - 10 years
Origin : South East Asia
Aggression and Behavior : A peaceful fish, however they will eat anything fish small enough to fit in their mouth.
Breeding : Difficult due to their large size.
Aquarium Size : 120+ gallons will suffice. The larger the better for Bala Sharks.
Bala Shark Tank Mates : Almost every community fish larger than the Bala Shark's mouth is ok.
Bala Shark Diet : Good eaters, they will go after flakes, pellets, freeze dried and live foods. Give them a varied diet.
Tank Region : Everywhere
Gender : Difficult to determine. Females may be smaller than males of the same age.