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Old 07-05-2009, 04:36 AM   #1
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growth rate for Bala and Rainbow Sharks?

i have 3 new Bala Sharks and 1 new Rainbow Shark. they are all doing great but i am just curious as to how fast and how much i can expect them to grow. right now they are all about 3" long, maybe a little bit less.

they are in a 55 gallon tank with a half dozen tiger barbs. the water is kept at around 78 degrees and i do water changes about every 7-10 days.

so far i have two types of food i have been feeding them, Tetramin Tropical Flakes and Top Fin Shrimp Pellets.

thanks for the help.
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i have a 100 gal tank and got my balas when they were about 2.5" about a year and a half ago they are now about 6" hopefully that will give you an estimate, but this is truly a case of "your millage may vary"
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3 bala sharks will grow far too large for a 55 gallon tank.
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