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  1. Default Bala sharks, new tank


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    I just picked up a 80 gal tank, The pet store sold me 4 bala sharks but it sounds like I will need to get a bigger tank. for now they are only 2in and seem happy. How fast do they grow?
    Also 2 of them have started swimming stuck together and hip check each other is this normal?

    Other fish in the tank are 5 dwarf gouramies, 1 red tail shark and a knife fish.
    Sounds like I should have done more reading and less trusting of the pet store.
    Thanks.

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    I hate to tell you this, but you are correct when you say you will need a bigger tank for for your sharks. Below is some info on them.

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fish/balashark.php

    Have you cycled your tank ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    I have a great relationship with my local fish store owner i kept 4 balas for over a year in a 50 gal when they got too big i traded. i like them a lot but they do get pretty big.

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    I've only had them 3 weeks now and all the levels are ok, so no cycle as of yet.

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    If you have fish in your tank, your tank is cycling.

    There is a link in my sig to the cycling with fish thread here that you might find helpful
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    if they can last a year in a 50gal tank that will give me plenty of time to get a larger tank.

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    they did for me but i got them really tiny like 1 in

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    ok, i thought a cycle was cleaning the tank and changing the water. I was given a syphon tube and told to clean the bottom with it and change 20% of the water once a month.

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    cycle is the nitrogen cycle/ heathly bacteria build up by feeding on ammonia

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    IMO, you were given less than good information. Most people change around 50% of the water once each week while cleaning at least some of the bottom of the tank while doing it.

    I would suggest getting a good quality liquid test kit and following the steps in the cycling with fish thread
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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