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post #11 of 15 Old 09-21-2006, 09:33 AM
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the tank look phat mate.
i love the silver sharks, are they good in a community tank?
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post #12 of 15 Old 09-21-2006, 10:10 AM
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Bala sharks are great tank mate for community tanks, but they need a great deal of room as they grow quite large (up to 14") and are very active and timid fish. They will dart around the tank and if not given enough room, will constantly smack into the glass. Balas tend to be more comfortable and less timid when they are kept in groups of 2 or more. Additionaly, Bala sharks are efficient jumpers and can clear 12" above the waters surface at even a small size.

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post #13 of 15 Old 09-22-2006, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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the sharks are very friendly

the usually just cruise around together in a school and keep to themselves
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post #14 of 15 Old 09-22-2006, 10:04 AM
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so wouldnt b any good just to get the 1 then, 2 or 3 min??
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post #15 of 15 Old 09-22-2006, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by fiona
so wouldnt b any good just to get the 1 then, 2 or 3 min??
Hi Fiona,
1 or 4 minimum is not enough to make them feel secure. As they are very skittish, so will they become jumpy. At 12 inches size, they will require you a 100 gallons tank alone for 3-4 balas.

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