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Can you mix Bala Sharks and a Blood Red Parrot fish?
Im just wondering if you can mix them i have a 60 gal tank with 6 bala's 5 laced catfish and 3 gourmai and i want to add a blood parrot fish to it any suggestions?
I'm afraid you have some looming problems with your fish stocking. Starting with the question, I would suspect the gourami to be annoyed with the Blood Parrot more than the Bala Shark might be. This is not a recommended matching.
But having said that, as the Bala grow, they will be very aggressive in such a small space. They attain 14 inches, some authors say 16 inches, and a group needs a 6-foot tank at minimum.
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Well this is just for while they are young i have a 150 Gallon tank that i haven't set up yet for them when they get larger. I hate the Gourmai the mean little buggers. Well not all o fthem 2 get along quite nice but the largest one is mean. Haha
Glad the larger tank is in the works. Bala Shark are beautiful fish, but many do not plan their needs. I'm glad you are thinking ahead.
I would steer clear of the Red Parrot though; they are rather shy (esp for a cichlid) and boisterous tankmates like the playful sharks in such a small space will not be welcomed.
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