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bala + gold shark feeding
Old 04-24-2014, 05:03 PM   #1
 
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bala + gold shark feeding

what do you Guys reccomend feeding these fish? I wanna know everyone's preferences and choices
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:58 PM   #2
 
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I can tell you about balas but I haven't the faintest clue what you mean by a gold shark. Do you know the species name or have a picture you can post?

For your balas.. NLS pellets are great .I prefer the Thera A formula for mine nd then Fresh zucchini spears clipped onto the aquarium wall. They really do love vegetables and they'll certainly attack the zucchini
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:50 PM   #3
 
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picture of what I currently feed my fish.

thoughts?
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:54 PM   #4
 
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and when I bought these from the pet store they called them "gold sharks"

they're already much bigger than my balas
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:20 PM   #5
 
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bala + gold shark feeding

Oh dear... I think that's a red fin cigar shark . Very similar diet and behavior wise to a Bala .. They school (need 6+ to be happy) omnivores .. Voracious eaters ... However that will be a 2ft fish .. The balas at 1ft are pretty large but doable .. I have 4 schooling with silver dollars in a 225g grew out in a 75g for 1 yr. but at 2ft that's a huge tank you'll need to keep that fish both happy and alive .

My personal opinion .. Take back the "gold sharks " .

As for food .. Yeah, actually that's fine . I am an NLS fan but the Aqueon food came in high ranked as well . The veggie pellets are good but you'll find adding fresh zucchini is a good addition . Otherwise you're good .

Btw what's the tank size?


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Old 04-25-2014, 07:18 AM   #6
 
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my tank is a 40 gallon and I've heard from multiple people that it won't be big enough nor good enough so I'm aware that I may need a new tank when they start to size up. but for right now all my fish seem to be enjoying them
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:23 AM   #7
 
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Ok.. Yea. 40 breeder is fine for them as a grow out tank and you're doing good with the diet .. Plus try the zucchini .. I find it fun to watch lol.

Till you return or find another option for the red fin cigar sharks they can handle all the same care .. They'll grow out of that 40 in 2 months at tops . Then they'll need to be in a 10ft tank . Those aren't really easy at all to find to purchase . I'm pretty sure I recall you so I'm pretty certain you have a good grasp on the balas needs . Enjoy


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Old 04-25-2014, 09:57 AM   #8
 
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since i will eventually be needing a new tank.

What is your reccomendation for tanks - gallon wise?
my 40 is going to be apparently to small, and i want to upgrade so they atleast have more space to swim. but the price difference is such a fluxuation i want to know whats the best size so i dont have to continuously buy different tanks because of hearing different stories
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Old 04-25-2014, 02:38 PM   #9
 
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I'd honestly say save up for a 125g. That's a six foot tank so they'll have the room to swim . They get stressed after a while and will get ill from too short of a tank once older . I find it's easy to see with their behavior once they need the bigger tank . They'll smash into the glass rather hard once they've been in a smaller tank too long. Keep an eye for ones on craigslist .. I find some great deals on there . Just saw a 650g for $2,000! With stand and canopy . If I had the room ... I'd have jumped on that 10ft tank for future use.

But a 125g is reasonable .. Should be easy enough to come by and not too expensive .


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