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do bala sharks do better in pairs or no
A very large tank is recommended. Tank size lower than 55 gallons will not permit 3 balas. Balas need plenty of room to roam around. They will not appreciate cramped spaces.
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well yeah its not like a set rule that they will definitely pick on a fish if they are by themselves. Some schooling fish will not feel safe if they are not in a school and will compensate by being more aggressive towards other fish. I rarely consider a bala an aggressive fish at all but some people have had aggressive balas when they only had one or two and they solved the problem by adding more balas. A more familiar version of this is with tiger barbs. Tigers are known fin nippers that will chase fish around a tank but in a larger school they will often leave other fish alone. They may chase eachother around but its not as aggressive and hostile. I have never heard that balas dont need a school as they get larger. I imagine that they would school as adults in the wild too. They are a relative of the minnow which we know definitely swims in large schools.
I will have to keep that in mind. I've got 3 balas in with my school of tiger barbs. I knew about the tiger barbs. Only problem I have with them is they are eating the plants I'm trying to grow for my other fish. :P Otherwise I love the tiger barbs and have been entertaining. :)
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