Lonely Bala Shark

  1. nebstew07 Initiate Member

  2. Dino Fishlore VIP Member

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

  3. Jason Well Known Member Member

    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 Member Member

    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 Moderator Moderator Member

    What size is your tank?
  6. nebstew07 Initiate Member

    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 Member Member

    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!