About Silver Bala Sharks

About Silver Bala Sharks

The Silver Shark, the most friendly of the freshwater sharks. They grow quite large so will need to be put into a larger tank over time.

Please be aware that the image is for illustration purposes only. We are unable to guarantee the size, colour, sex or age of the fishes you are purchasing. If you have any questions regarding livestock please contact us. To minimise stress we are unable to hand pick specific fish. Lifespan is an estimate based on optimum conditions.


  • Approx. size: 3-4cm
  • Maximum size: 35cm
  • Origin: Asia
  • Ideal number kept together: 1+

    Water conditions
    pH: 6.0–8.0
    Hardness: 36–268 ppm
    Temperature: 20–28 °C

    Ease of Care
    Easy. They are hardy fish that are great for hobbyists of all levels.
    Not fussy when it comes to eating. They will eat flake, granules, live or frozen foods.
    Community. When they are adults and grow to a good size, do not put with small fish.
    Breeding/ Sex
    Unknown to breed in home aquaria.
    Life Span
    They can live to anything from 6-10 years in perfect conditions.

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