Thread: bala/silver sharks
02-23-2012, 04:03 PM #1
what size tank would be recommended for 1 or 2 bala/silver sharks?
02-23-2012, 04:10 PM #2
Well,they are actually schooling fish,but if you want one or two then a 90 gallon minimum.
02-23-2012, 04:16 PM #3
ah okai cheers
02-23-2012, 05:22 PM #4
Balas are really beautiful fish, its a shame though that they get rather big, it limits most people having them :(My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
02-23-2012, 05:47 PM #5
Just to give you an idea:125g - 6 Zig Zag Rainbows, 6 Turquoise Rainbows, 6 Boesmani Rainbows, 5 otos, 6 corys
02-23-2012, 11:44 PM #6
Good picture for scale phil!My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
02-23-2012, 11:49 PM #7
They are also incredibly active. I would say nothing short of 6 feet long.Who is "General Failure" and why is he reading my hard drive?
02-23-2012, 11:58 PM #8
Their breeding habits are not achievable in aquaria either, I read that the go alongside eachother bumping into eachother whilst one scatters eggs and the other fertilises them, but the would need an exceptionally long tank to do this, 5m+ probablyMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
02-24-2012, 02:45 PM #9
A 5m tank would be so wonderful. With a school of bala sharks in them. I think when it comes to bala sharks its the footprint that is more important rather than just the volume of water. Not to say that you don't need a large tank, but bala sharks being active swimmers you would need a long tank to allow them enough room to swim around.