Acquired: Fish / pet store
Posted Sep 14, 2014
Bala sharks are the type of fish you want to buy as baby's and raise up. For me doing this with any fish is a great experience, but with balance sharks it is really cool. The reason why I think it is so cool is because bala sharks can get pretty big (about 14 inches) and watching them grow is amazing. Although, since this fish can get so big, it requires a big tank when it reaches these sizes. This is good because as aquarists, we all love big fish tanks, but it can be bad if you don't have the room. These fish can be active but then again they can just hide all day. Most of the time though in my experience they hide more when they are smaller (1-4 inches) but don't hide as much when they are big (5-6+ inches). These fish don't have the most interesting colors, but their attitude and their personalities make up for that. Very cool fish.