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Bala Shark

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(Balantiocheilus melanopterus)

The Bala Shark has a shiny silver body and yellow and black dorsal and caudal fins. Although this species is called a Bala Shark, it is actually in the minnow family.

  • Not a true shark, but has a similar body shape
  • Active and hardy fish that can grow to a larger size
  • Does best in groups of three or more

Warning: This fish can grow up to 12" as a mature adult.  You can still enjoy it in your community tank for years, but be prepared to make plans to get a larger tank or re-home when it gets larger.


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