Lonely Bala Shark

  1. n

    nebstew07 New Member Member

  2. Dino

    Dino Fishlore VIP Member

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

  3. J

    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. J

    Jan Valued 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

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    What size is your tank?
  6. OP

    nebstew07 New Member 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. J

    Jan Valued 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!