Community with caution – Larger fish
The Silver Shark (also known as Bala Shark) can grow up to 12” in length and so should only be housed in a tank that gives them the room to grow. They are fairly peaceful although they will eat small fish if the opportunity presents itself.
Species – Silver Shark - Balantiocheilos Melanopterous
Current Size – 4cm - 5cm
Adult Length – 30cm
Temperature Range – 22 – 28°C
pH Range – 6.0 – 8.0
Special Requirements - The silver shark needs space and a good fitting lid. They are excellent jumpers.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – The silver shark does better when kept in groups. they are mostly peaceful but may eat smaller fish such as neon tetras when they reach a large enough size.