The bala shark, or minnow shark, is one of the most popular schooling fish for aquariums. These freshwater sharks are great in community tanks when small but will grow to 12 inches in about two years, and then these freshwater sharks are great for larger species tanks. Shipping size about 2 inches to 3 inches. We recommend a school of three to six.
Like most shark fish, bala sharks are hardy when two inches, but weak (though very cheap!) at smaller sizes.
These sharks tend to be less hardy under two inches, so we do our best to import the proper size.
- Scientific name: Balantiocheilos melanopterus
- Lifespan: 10 years
- Food: Flake, pellet
- Maximum Size: 12 inches
- Shipping Size: Small 1 1/2 inches Medium 2 to 3 inches