Silver Shark

Silver Shark

Care:

  • Keeping Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Max Size: 25-30cm
  • Water Temperature: 24 degrees Celsius.
  • pH Level: 7.0
  • Water Type: Soft-Medium

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Also, known as the Bala Shark, Tricolor Shark and the Silver Bala, the Silver Shark isn’t a true shark. Instead, the name came about due to their high dorsal fin and torpedo shaped body – and they are native to the fast-flowing rivers across Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatara and Kalimantan.

They are a peaceful fish that should be kept in groups of at least four, and make great tank mates with most other fish; as long as the fish aren’t small enough to be eaten by them.

The Silver Shark is an active fish and needs a lot of space to swim around, which means they are unsuitable for a small aquarium. They are also known to be a jumper, so a lid should be placed on top of the aquarium.