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Old 10-01-2012, 04:40 PM   #51
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Given the fact that its a 10 gallon tank when you return Mr. Bala I would wait on bringing home a new fish. As tempting as it is to add more even knowing that you will upgrade in the future it is still cruel to overstock. Wait till you get your bigger tank and then get your next fish. Also most lfs if they are out of fish will order it for you

I just returned him and didn't buy anymore fish.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:41 PM   #52
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I am confused on your comment here.
Are you in the UK or US?
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #53
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Are you in the UK or US?
Neither but believe that sale is in the US.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:51 PM   #54
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This made me laugh... You do realize that balas "grow". They are not born fully grown. They may vary in size, but it WILL be bigger than 6".

I really do not see why you are being so disrespectful to everyone here and rude with your smart comments. This is an fish / aquarium forum, everyone here is only looking out for the best interest of the fish. You have to think about your bala and how HE feels, not how you want him to feel or how you feel. They require a minimal of 50+ gallons when they are young, and 100+ once they are fully grown. I could see if you had like a 45 gallon, but 10 is so far from 50.

The redtail shark you are talking about also requires a larger tank, and they are known for being aggressive. Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Redtail Shark If you find something you like - Google around for it, do some research to make sure your tank is adequate enough for him, and that his tank mates will get along with him and vice versa. Rainbow shark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The Rainbow Shark also hits 7" and is also semi-aggresive, this is another fish that requires a much larger tank in order to thrive.

With a 10 gallon tank, your stocking options are going to be limited.
I just wrote but don't see my post to you. I just returned the bala, had 6 mos to get a larger tank which I was going to do but decided I can't handle a fish that big if they do grow to that size. I did not buy any more fish. I noticed yesterday that I had to keep repeating I was getting a larger tank but could not do it right now or this week. I actually did not mean to be disrespectful if that's how you interpret what I said, it sounded to me like everyone wanted me to go out within the next 24 hours and buy a 100 gallon tank. I tried to explain I could not do it now or this week, that"s all. This would have been next week's project. I'm also lacking sleep which does not help. But, if you did laugh, I hope you have a sense of humor.

It just occurred to me that maybe another nice fish later on would be a goby or tetras or different colored mollies. Heck, maybe I'll end up with a snail, or better yet, one of those 4" eels like we had years ago! Only problem is, I can't find one in our stores, can't remember the name, but it did not grow. It burrowed under the rock cave and we hand fed it. My kids loved this eel. Well, maybe someday I'll find one, but I am lacking sleep and won't be going in the car anymore today.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:54 PM   #55
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Neither but believe that sale is in the US.
Oh, where I live the larger the tank the more expensive, unless I check WalMart.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:56 PM   #56
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This made me laugh... You do realize that balas "grow". They are not born fully grown. They may vary in size, but it WILL be bigger than 6".

I really do not see why you are being so disrespectful to everyone here and rude with your smart comments. This is an fish / aquarium forum, everyone here is only looking out for the best interest of the fish. You have to think about your bala and how HE feels, not how you want him to feel or how you feel. They require a minimal of 50+ gallons when they are young, and 100+ once they are fully grown. I could see if you had like a 45 gallon, but 10 is so far from 50.

The redtail shark you are talking about also requires a larger tank, and they are known for being aggressive. Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Redtail Shark If you find something you like - Google around for it, do some research to make sure your tank is adequate enough for him, and that his tank mates will get along with him and vice versa. Rainbow shark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The Rainbow Shark also hits 7" and is also semi-aggresive, this is another fish that requires a much larger tank in order to thrive.

With a 10 gallon tank, your stocking options are going to be limited.
Did you get my reply? Its not on my screen. I returned Mr Bala today, didn't get anymore fish. I need to sleep tonight and won't be going in the car anymore today. Later I might think about a goby or tetra or something like that, no balas!
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I returned Mr Bala and didn't get anymore fish, too tired today.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:03 PM   #58
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Oh, where I live the larger the tank the more expensive, unless I check WalMart.
Ya normally that is the case but it's a sale that is on in the US as of now I guess.

If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? Don't answer if you wish not too I am just curious is all.
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This made me laugh... You do realize that balas "grow". They are not born fully grown. They may vary in size, but it WILL be bigger than 6".

I really do not see why you are being so disrespectful to everyone here and rude with your smart comments. This is an fish / aquarium forum, everyone here is only looking out for the best interest of the fish. You have to think about your bala and how HE feels, not how you want him to feel or how you feel. They require a minimal of 50+ gallons when they are young, and 100+ once they are fully grown. I could see if you had like a 45 gallon, but 10 is so far from 50.

The redtail shark you are talking about also requires a larger tank, and they are known for being aggressive. Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Redtail Shark If you find something you like - Google around for it, do some research to make sure your tank is adequate enough for him, and that his tank mates will get along with him and vice versa. Rainbow shark - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The Rainbow Shark also hits 7" and is also semi-aggresive, this is another fish that requires a much larger tank in order to thrive.

With a 10 gallon tank, your stocking options are going to be limited.
I don't see my replies being posted to you yet, I returned the bala, didn't buy anymore fish today, too tired. Glad you have a sense of humor!
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:11 PM   #60
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Ya normally that is the case but it's a sale that is on in the US as of now I guess.

If you don't mind me asking, how old are you? Don't answer if you wish not too I am just curious is all.
I don't mind that you ask, I am not a spring chicken though. Did you think I was young? or never had a tank before? I had one years ago, a large one with yo-yo loaches, an eel, platys, mollies, tetras, oh gosh, really can't think of all the fish we had, I did not get enough sleep last night. But with tanks, I guess it all depends where you go. I have not checked WalMart and our KMart has closed, they may not have sold aquariums. I am limited to pet stores and some are better than others. Some have a $1 fish sale which is hard for me to pass up. But, no more sharks, I'll have to think about a larger tank later I guess since I've taken the bala back.
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