Caring for your Silver Shark (aka Bala Shark)

Given my adult size I’m unsuitable for all but the largest community aquariums with appropriately sized tank mates. Though normally quite peaceful, I may eat very small fish and can upset tank mates with constant activity and vigorous feeding.

In small groups, subdominant fish may be bullied incessantly so a bigger group is best, however this requires a lot of space.

In addition to King British Tropical Flake (with IHB), top my diet up with insect treats such as King British Daphnia Treats and King British Tubifex Treats to provide additional protein and keep me busy.

Species Profile

Scientific Name: Balantiocheilus melanopterus

Family: Cyprinidae

Adult Size:

Temperature: 22-28 degrees Celcius