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Bala shark (Balantiocheilos melanopterus)

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These large fish are, believe it or not, actually part of the barb family and are not true sharks. Often seen at a small size of 2-3 inches, these silver, shark-like fish can get up to an astonishing 14 inches!

Care for these guys well though as they have been listed as an endangered species since 2006.

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Plant Compatible?

Caution

Appropriate Minimum Tank Size

55 gallon

Care Level

Beginner

Temperament

Peaceful

Maximum Size

14 inches

Diet

Mostly vegetarian

Temperature

78-80 degrees