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foot long bala shark for sale at LFS

Discussion in 'General Aquaria Discussion' started by billylee, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. billylee

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    I just saw a 11 - 12 inch bala shark (tri-color) for $45.
    I was thinkin of getting it for my oscar tank.

    I never saw a real live bala at 1 foot.
    I mean I've seen vids and pics of large balas but I was amazed at the LFS.


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    I've never seen one larger than 5 inches. Awesome find. How big is your tank?
     
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    the last one I had for four years and only got to abt 6"
     
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    i had a 9 incher, it died though :(
     
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    had a small shoal about 7-8 inches. Havent seen a foot long bala though.
     
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    I have a 125 with 3 x 8" oscars and would like to add the bala.
    I'm concern about filtration and compatibility issues. I'm only running
    3 emperor 400s and doing 20% weekly water changes.

    Should I buy this bala? It is a rare find and I'm concern I'll
    miss out on this.

    ;)
     
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    i've seen them in the lfs around me quite a few times.....even a shoal of them at that......i think the 3 400s should be fine....even though oscars are very messy that is a good amount of filtration and u should be ok....only thing i would suggest is try getting some other ones maybe not that size but large so he's not alone.....they are more of a schooling fish he wouldnt be very happy alone
     
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    I've been offered balas this size from the guy who sold me a 2' SAL and a dinner-plate-sized motoro.
    I thought it would be too much for a 130g with above metntioned SAL, motoro and a 1' black aro. Was I wrong?

    I haven't actually seen the balas.
     
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    What's a tri-color bala shark? I know what is a bala shark, but never heard of a "tri-color".
     
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    Go for the bala, I had two in a 125 and they seemed fine with Africans and it was filtered with 400's as well
     

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