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Balantiocheilos melanopterus
Silver shark, Bala shark, Tricolor Shark, Tricolor sharkminnow

This species is too big for most home aquariums

This species is too big for most home aquariums

These fish are very quick swimmers, coming from fast flowing rivers in South East Asia

These fish are very quick swimmers, coming from fast flowing rivers in South East Asia

The Silver Shark, is also known as the tricolor shark, shark minnow and Bala shark

The Silver Shark, is also known as the tricolor shark, shark minnow and Bala shark

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