Community with caution – Larger fish
The Silver Shark (also known as Bala Shark) can grow up to 12” in length and so should only be housed in a tank that gives them the room to grow. They are fairly peaceful although they will eat small fish if the opportunity presents itself.
Species – Silver Shark - Balantiocheilos Melanopterous
Current Size – 4cm - 5cm
Adult Length – 30cm
Temperature Range – 22 – 28°C
pH Range – 6.0 – 8.0
Special Requirements - The silver shark needs space and a good fitting lid. They are excellent jumpers.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – The silver shark does better when kept in groups. they are mostly peaceful but may eat smaller fish such as neon tetras when they reach a large enough size.
Feeding – The silver shark is an omnivore with a big appetite. They grow large for a reason. They should be fed a good varied diet but will eat anything.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.