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Old 08-28-2013, 03:32 AM   #1
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Hi the name is Amber,
Just bought fish from Walmart not that long ago. I will never be going there for fish again. He did not tell me any of the right info about the fish I bought. 1 rain bow shark and 1 Bala shark. Now I'm struggling to find a bigger tank for my Bala don't have much money and cannot afford a couple hundred dollar tank that it needs. So I may end up returning it if I can or finding it a new home. Well that's my problem as of now. Thank you in advance for any advice. Greatly appreciated. I thought that they would tell me what I needed when buying thaw fish. They said what I had was perfect!
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:38 AM   #2
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Bala sharks get huge and don't do well alone, they prefer a school and require a large tank like a 6 foot 125 gallon or better would be good for them. Do you know about cycling your tank? If not please research and read up on the cycle.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:11 AM   #3
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Hello and welcome Amber! What a pickle! I had the similar thing done to me, only mine was an Australian shark catfish :
http://www.aquariumlife.net/profiles...ish/100091.asp
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:36 AM   #4
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A lot of places just act like they care or know what there doing after you buy the fish they don't care I find lots of research on the web helps of find some one in your city that runs there own fish store
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:48 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone for the advice. I googled the fish I bought the day after. That's when I learned I needed a minimum of 125 gal for my Bala shark and that they are schooling fish. And that I can't have the
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:56 AM   #6
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Sorry accidentally pushed send. I can't have my rainbow shark with other species of sharks. I found a local fish/ music store in my area and it has good reviews. I'll be checking that out soon. And im currently in the process of getting the right tank. I found one used for cheap just need to figure out how to get it to my house. Next time I will pick out my fish but research everything about them before I buy them! I did research about cycling my tank. I need to buy test kits my fish seen to be doing really well as of now. So I will be getting what I need this weekend. Thanks again for everything!
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