(Other members of the genus Balantiocheilos)
ADULT SIZE: 35 cm
WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical
TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C
FOOD: Feed Balantiocheilos melanopterus live and dried foods
AQUARIUM CARE: A lively shoaling species from Sumatra that does well in large tanks. This species is too large for most home aquariums. In larger quarters, it makes a good tank mate for large catfish, and anabantids. This fish can be startled easily, and may attempt to jump in such cases. Keep tanks covered!
Other members of the genus Balantiocheilos
Other cyprinid species
This species is too big for most home aquariums
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
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|Disposition: Somewhat aggresive on occasions||Community tank?: Only with species of similar size|
|Spawning Method:||Breeding problems: none|
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|Sucess:||Years Experience: 1|
|Other Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO BREED MY BALA SHARKS NO ONE WILL TELL ME THE DIFFERENTS BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE I HAVE 3 ONLY 1 CHASES THEOTHERS KATLUVER10@JUNO.COM|
|Date this record created: 30th August 2008||Breeding date: 2008|