Bala Shark (Balantiocheilus melanopterus)

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Remarks: Bala Sharks (Balantiocheilus melanopterus) are large, peaceful cyprinids from Borneo. They have silver bodies with black fins and a long torpedo body. They are compatible with most medium to large sized fish including Acara, Severums, Silver Dollars, and others. 

Scientific NameBalantiocheilus melanopterus

Common Name: Bala Shark

Max Size: 18"

pH: 6.0-8.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 68-78°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: Southeast Asia

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods

Compatibility: Similarly sized schooling fish, livebearers, rainbowfish, invertebrates.

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