Common name
Bala shark
Fish name
Balantiocheilos melanopterus
Maximum size (min-max)
30.0 - 40.0 cm ( 11.8 - 15.7 in)
PH of water
5.8 - 7.9
Water hardness (dGH)
dGH 4.0 - 12.0 N
Recommended temperature
22.0 - 29.0 C ( 71.6 - 84.2 F)
Temperament to its family
peaceful
Temperament to other fish species
peaceful
Place in the aquarium
Middle levels
The way of breeding
Spawning
Fish origin
East Asia
Short description
This fish is also known as Silver shark, Tri Color Shark.