Bala Shark Care

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Morgan Reichert, May 24, 2018.

  1. Morgan Reichert

    Morgan ReichertNew MemberMember

    I am curious if anybody knows what kind of conditions you need to get your Bala to get to maximum growth for aquarium size?
     

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  2. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Hello! :)
    You will need a minimum of five Bala Sharks together as they are schooling fish. They get very large, a 150 gallon is the minimum with at least a 200 being the next.
     
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    Morgan Reichert

    Morgan ReichertNew MemberMember

    perfect i just bought a 350 and am waiting for my plumbing to come in!
     




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    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    That should be great!
     




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    Morgan Reichert

    Morgan ReichertNew MemberMember

    Do you know if just flakes and blood worms and brine shrimp are the best for them? or is there something else better?
     
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    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    You can feed them carnivorous foods, such as frozen or freeze dried. They also may appreciate vegetable based diets too, as they are omnivores.
     
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    Morgan Reichert

    Morgan ReichertNew MemberMember

    oh okay. Thank you for your help! what kind of fish do you have?
     
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    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    I currently have my bettas, community barbs, cory, and plecos :)
     
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    Morgan Reichert

    Morgan ReichertNew MemberMember

    very cool i have barbs and plecos as well
     
  10. Deaddawg

    DeaddawgValued MemberMember

    How do you get rid of those worms on your glass?
     
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    Morgan Reichert

    Morgan ReichertNew MemberMember

    They are not worms he is right in front of my bubbler
     
  12. Deaddawg

    DeaddawgValued MemberMember

    Sorry. It looked like detritus worms. I had 4 bala' s but lost one the other day to septicemea. I don't know why, there is no reason for stress. No bullies in the tank.
    The tank is 90 gallons with a 30 gallon sump. However the ph was a little high at 8 but that's it. There are no other fish sick. I quarantined him and used media from his tank to set up another and matched the ph also.
     




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