Lonely Bala Shark

  1. nebstew07

    nebstew07 Initiate Member

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    Dino Fishlore VIP Member

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

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  3. Jason

    Jason Well Known Member Member

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    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

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    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!
     
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    What size is your tank?
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    nebstew07 Initiate Member

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    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

    Jan Member Member

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    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!
     

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