Silver Shark Balantiocheilos melanopterus 5cm

Bala shark or silver shark (Balantiocheilos melanopterus) is a freshwater species belonging to the Carp family. The fish can be encountered in the waters of South-East Asia and it is threatened with extinction. It’s quite a popular tank fish due to its likeness to a real shark.  However, in fact, bala shark has nothing in common with them.

Bala Sharks originate from Southeast Asia in medium to large-sized rivers, as well as lakes. At one time they were found in Thailand, Borneo, Sumatra, and the Malayan peninsula. However, they have become rare in many areas that they originally inhabited and are believed to be completely extinct in some regions.


  • 1 x Silver Shark 5cm
  • Scientific Name :Balantiocheilus melanopterus
  • Common Names : Silver Shark also Malaysian Shark
  • Mature Size : upto 35 cm,
  • pH : 6.5 - 7.0 (but can be higher.)
  • Temperature : 22°C - 28°C
  • Origin / Habitat :Asia (Thailand)
  • Temperament / Behavior : Peaceful but may eat smaller fish
  • Sex - Un Sexed
Barcode # 880327711625
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m



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