Bala Shark (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.