Can they go together

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What are your tank dimensions?
 

esoxlucius

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You say "Bala shark" as in singular, so i'm assuming just one Bala shark. Balas prefer to be kept in groups, some say 5 or 6 minimum. But therein lies the next problem. Multiple balas in that size tank, long term, is a no no. They have the potential to hit 13".
 

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You say "Bala shark" as in singular, so i'm assuming just one Bala shark. Balas prefer to be kept in groups, some say 5 or 6 minimum. But therein lies the next problem. Multiple balas in that size tank, long term, is a no no. They have the potential to hit 13".
Ok, could I replace the Bala with a Pleco or maybe a small school of tiger barbs and still keep leaf fish with Gouramis
 

esoxlucius

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I'll be honest i'm not familiar with those smaller fish you mentioned but others will certainly chime in. Replacing the balas though is a good idea. You could certainly have a pleco in that tank but do your research though first. There are many many Plecos, some grow huge but there are smaller varieties too. You'd need a smaller one in that size tank.
 
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