very popular fish, the Bala Shark or Silver Shark has a perfectly sweet disposition and peacefully goes about minding its own business Don't be fooled by the word "shark" in its name The term "shark" is derived from its appearance, a superficial resemblance of its dorasal fin to that of the ferocious and predatory ocean fish This fish is not really a shark at all!
The Bala Shark or Silver Shark has an attractively colored silver body
The fins and tail have a white or golden area with a broad black edge
Though the Bala Shark or Silver Shark look imposing, especially since they can get rather large, they are not aggressive and make a good community fish They can even be kept with smaller fish
It is a lively fish that may jump so keep the aquarium covered They have been known to make audible sounds
These fish prefer a larger aquarium and lots of swimming space
Place plants around the inside edges of the perimeter and use wood for the decor Though they will pick up leftover foods from the bottom of the aquarium, they do so daintily with very little disturbance to the substrate or the plants.