The bala shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus, also known as the tricolor shark, tricolor sharkminnow, silver shark, or shark minnow, is a fish species of the family Cyprinidae, and is one of the two species in the genus Balantiocheilos.This species is not a true shark, but is commonly so called because of its torpedo-shaped body and large fins.It is endangered because the population decreased Family: Cyprinidae. Even though the Bala Shark is not a true shark, it has a large triangular shaped dorsal fin and torpedo-shaped body that gives it a distinctly shark-like appearance. That’s where the similarity to real sharks ends, as this species is far more peaceful than the average oceangoing shark (and is a freshwater fish while sharks are ocean-dwellers).
Jul 20, 2019 · Bala Shark, aka Silver Shark, fish profile and care information such as tank size, tank mates, life span, diet, foods, breeding, behavior, tank setup and temperament.Author: Mike Fishlore. At least 125 gallons or larger lank is required to keep a school of adult Bala Sharks. This particular shark does best in groups of three or more sharks in a planted tank with driftwood and rocks. The Bala shark is mostly peaceful but may eat smaller fish particularly sleek fish Author: Jesse M.
Tricolor Shark, Silver Shark, Tri Color Shark Minnow, Hangus, Silver Bala. Minimum Tank Size. 50 gallons or more for young fish, 100 minimum for adult. 125+ is ideal, as these are schooling fish and will pine away if alone. Tank Level. All levels. Care. Easy. Behavior. Bala shark is very gluttonous, so sometimes you should arrange some hunger days for it. Compatibility. Bala shark is a peaceful daytime fish, it is rather tolerant to its tank mates, however when choosing silver shark tank mates focus on your tank size, since it has to stay spacious enough for all fishes and it shouldn’t be overcrowded.3.7/5(21).
Nov 29, 2013 · To keep a bala shark through adulthood, you’ll need a tank that holds at least 150 gallons and is at least 72 inches long. For a juvenile bala shark, a tank that holds 30 gallons of water will work, but the fish will outgrow this size.76%(21).