Lonely Bala Shark

Discussion in 'Bala Shark, Silver Shark' started by nebstew07, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. nebstew07

    nebstew07New MemberMember

  2. Dino

    DinoFishlore VIPMember

    In the wikd they are found in large schools made of several hundred fish.

  3. Jason

    JasonWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah they do well in a school, if you could get some more he'll be happier, although they do grow pretty big. It depends on the size of your tank.
  4. Jan

    JanValued MemberMember

    When I first got a bala I started with just one and he seemed so sad.... so the next day I purchased 2 more and that made such a difference in his behavoir. Of course now I am encountering other problems but at least he is happy with his 2 friends!
  5. Butterfly

    ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    What size is your tank?
  6. OP

    nebstew07New MemberMember

    I have recently purchased 1 more and they seem alot happier. I have a total of 12 fish now. My tank is a 20 gallon one. Thank you for your help
  7. Jan

    JanValued MemberMember

    I am certainly no expert but from what I understand you are going to be needing a much bigger tank. The rule is 2-3 gallons for every 1 inch of fish. The balas can get as big as 12 inches.

    Enjoy your new bala!