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Bridget01 06-14-2011 08:53 PM

cichlids and bala sharks
I am attempting to rehome my bala sharks and my neighbor has offered to take them. They are about 3 1/2 inches long and he has convict cichlids. Will these get along with my sharks?

kalae 06-20-2011 05:45 AM

to my knowledge they will get along, though i wouldnt trust me on it. i had a bala shark and he was the most peaceful fish ever, so if the convicts are peaceful they should be fine

i must ask, how big is your neighbour's tank? bala sharks grow to a foot long, so they will need a very big tank

Bridget01 06-20-2011 05:04 PM

Thanks for your response. My neighbor's tank is I think about 75-100 gallons, but I did some reading and it seemed like the convicts are pretty aggressive. I did return the sharks to the pet shop where I bought them. We did enjoy them, but they were simply getting too big for my tank.

kalae 06-21-2011 01:24 AM

no problems :) ohkay fair enough. i had the same problem with my bala's, the LFS owner said they would be great,but they got too big! glad it got all sorted out for you!

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