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Can Bala shark be aggressive?
Although not considered an aggressive fish species, Bala Sharks can eat smaller fish, especially those that are smooth and sleek, as they get bigger. However, these fish tend to get along well with many types of freshwater aquarium fish.
Do Bala sharks attack each other?
They do this 90% of the time when not feeding. When they aren’t behaving like this, they are wandering around the tank together taking turns attacking each other.
What type of food do Bala sharks eat?
Bala Shark Diet and Feeding This species is an omnivore that is not fussy about what it eats. Bala sharks accept flake foods, pellets, freeze-dried and frozen foods. They also voraciously accept live foods, including Daphnia, bloodworms, brine shrimp, mosquito larvae, and tubifex worms.
Are Bala sharks fin nippers?
You have to avoid certain fish for an aquarium with bala sharks. However, despite bala sharks’ unusual size, these fish are pushovers. So avoid aggressive fish or fin-nipping fish. Bala sharks can’t thrive when other fish pick on them.
What can live with Bala sharks?
Bala Shark Tankmates They are relatively peaceful fish and can be kept together with other peaceful large fish. Other Bala Sharks, Corydoras, Rainbowfish, Gourami, Rasbora, Char (Salvelinus), Tetra, Minor Tetra would make good tank mates.
Can Bala sharks be alone?
Bala Sharks do fine all alone. Bala Sharks are great and will do fine with just about any other fish. Bala Sharks are semi-aggressive so don’t put them together with anything much smaller.
Can a Bala shark live in a 55 gallon tank?
A 12″ bala shark startled would cover six feet in a blink of an eye, without the room to do so you could loose them when they hit the glass hard. Can you have a bala shark in a 55/75/100g tank? yes.
Why is my Bala shark swimming upside down?
The impaired buoyancy in fish is caused by a malfunction of their swim bladder. When affected by Swim Bladder Disorder fish will often lose the ability to properly swim. They will float uncontrollably to the top of the aquarium, turned upside down, while still being alive.
Why did my Bala shark die?
If it happend after overfeeding, likely the fish overate and this put pressure on his swim bladder, misshaping it and causing the irregular swimming position. Another possibility (since balas are known for it) is that the fish swam into the side of the tank and hurt himself.
Will swim bladder disease cure itself?
Depending on the cause, swim bladder disorders may be temporary or permanent. If your fish has a permanent swim bladder disorder, they can still live a full and happy life with some lifestyle modifications.
Is it normal for Bala sharks to twitch?
Yes, it is most likely stress from what he’s gone through. All fish are stressed by being netted and moved to a new environment, and many take time to regain their normal behaviours.
Do Bala sharks make noise?
No other fish, and if you surf the net I found at least 3 different sites dedicated to Bala Sharks confirming that they do indeed make clicking and popping sounds.
How long does a Bala shark take to grow?
How fast do Bala sharks grow? They actually grow quite fast and in as little as a month some have experienced them growing 1-4 inches.
Why is my Bala shark turning black?
squatty, color changes can indeed be a display. However, it would be accompanied by lots of chasing and biting, so you’d know for sure. It sounds to me like the bala’s actually stressed. That’s another reason fish will change color, either going to really pale white or dark almost black when they’re feeling ill.
Can we eat Bala shark?
They provide a good amount of protein and Bala sharks will love them. California blackworms are a great live food that you can order online. They’re an aquatic species related to the common earthworm. They are also rich in protein that is easily digested by fish.
How big will a Bala shark get?
Do Bala shark have teeth?
Do Bala sharks have teeth? Shark have teeth and rows of them. This fish has a round sucker mouth that extends out when feeding and sucks the food back in. Let’s begin with the cautionary note to the new hobbyist.