Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-19-2013, 02:03 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
kmny34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 713
Quote:
Originally Posted by bshenanagins View Post
Balas take a while to get to their unmanageable size but it's going to be difficult to rehome them at that point. Makes no sense why they are so widely accessible. Who houses these guys!? Properly at least, really a shame.
So a 125 gallon isn't adequate for a Bala???
__________________

__________________
kmny34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 02:07 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TheCommunityCichlid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: N. Illinois
Posts: 4,203
Bala sharks get 14" your tank is only 18" wide that's a tight turn for a large fast swimming active fish
__________________

__________________
TheCommunityCichlid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 03:18 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bshenanagins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,583
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmny34 View Post

So a 125 gallon isn't adequate for a Bala???
It will be for a while but you need to think long term if it will grow out the tank then id advise against it. No one is going to take a full grown Bala so your just hurting the fish in the long run. Get yourself a rainbow or red tail shark they get pretty big but nowhere near a Bala.
__________________
bshenanagins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 03:23 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
aquandrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: waconia minnesota
Posts: 1,803
+1 ditch the bala shark. it will cause nothing but problems, even more so being by itselft. i also agree, they shouldn't be so widely available considering their needs. but as with a lot of the fish in this hobby, they are sold to make money.
__________________
aquandrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 09:59 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 124
Why don't you forget the shark and get an eel. Tire Tracks are wonderful. You can train them to eat out of your hand. I had one for 10 years before he died. He was a little short of 2 feet long. They hide a lot during the day, but if you feed them at twilight they make a wonderful display.

I used to go over to my tank and ask my friends if they wanted to feed my fish. When they did this big eel would shoot out of hiding and go straight for the food, it scared the daylights out of them the first time it happened.
__________________
Babakapusta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 11:18 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
kmny34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 713
Would a rainbow or redtailed shark get along with my other stock???
__________________
kmny34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 03:45 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fishdude3233's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Marietta ga
Posts: 1,622
Rainbow shark probably would...
__________________

__________________
Fishdude3233 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
125 gallon, 25 gallon, 5 gallon, gallon

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.