Balantiocheilos melanopterus


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Offering Balantiocheilos melanopterus (Bala Shark).

A freshwater aquarium favourite, silver sharks are regularly purchased at a small size with many aquarium owners unaware of their growth potential of 14 inches. For this reason, they require very large aquariums that will afford them room to swim and stretch their fins upwards of 500 litres. They are hardy fish, doing well in general tropical parameters clean water regularly changed will help maintain their health, a tank lid will also protect against their tendency to jump. They will accept flake, dried, pellets, live and/or frozen foods, and prefer to be kept in groups tank size must be taken into account for the bioload of these fish.

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