How fast will i grow?

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Hi, I am a new bala shark waiting to come home to mojos tank. Will i be okay for a year in his 45 gallon. How fast will i grow, I know he will get another tank soon he already has MTS. Is it a safe bet i will be okay for a year i am 3"long right now.
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I have two balas in a 55 gallon tank they are a little over a year old and about 6 inches long. Beautiful fish I Love to watch them.
 
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how big were they when you brought them home i am considering them very soon.
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They were about 3 inches long. The store called them med. size. I am very pleased with them so far.
 

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ok first of all the whole first person fish perspective thing was a little odd but NEWAYS... i was thinking about getting 1 bala as well but my tak is 17gal. and has 3 tiger barbs and a red tail in it. good match? i figure that the tank might be small though
 
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metal_man666 said:
ok first of all the whole first person fish perspective thing was a little odd but NEWAYS... i was thinking about getting 1 bala as well but my tak is 17gal. and has 3 tiger barbs and a red tail in it. good match? i figure that the tank might be small though
yeah the bala shark does get pretty big so he couldn't be in there forever.
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Bala sharks get to 13 inches long and they love to school...so you need a huge, huge aquarium for them. Even a 55 is too small.
 
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Stradius011 said:
Bala sharks get to 13 inches long and they love to school...so you need a huge, huge aquarium for them. Even a 55 is too small.
thats what i mean. how fast? The bala sharks at my local pet store come in 3" and in 6" if i got a 3" bala shark in my 45 g which already has 8 bnlack skirts = 16" and 6 black neons = 9"
a common pleco = 3". 16 + 9 + 3 + 3 = 31" plenty of space for the pleco and the bala to grow until i set up a bigger tank. I was thinking in the 65 - 90 g range. I think it it a safe idea and its a way to justify to the girlfriend to make some more space for them in the house. lol
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Stradius011 said:
Ba-la sharks get to 13 inches long and they love to school...so you need a huge, huge aquarium for them. Even a 55 is too small.

i believe in the fishlore Bala shark fish profile it says a 55 gal is minimum...i think it would be fine for a year.....thats just me...when i first started i had a bala living in a 20 gallon for 7 months before he was murderd....i didnt have the heart to get rid of him..and he always was happy always swiming eating good not being mean ..i miss him
 

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Cody said:
Stradius011 said:
Ba-la sharks get to 13 inches long and they love to school...so you need a huge, huge aquarium for them. Even a 55 is too small.

i believe in the fishlore Bala shark fish profile it says a 55 gal is minimum...
I disagree with that.
 

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well.....take it up with mike or who ever wrote the fish profiles
 
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