Silver shark

The Bala shark occurs in the Mekong and Chao Phraya River basins, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo.

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The Silver shark lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 8.0, dH range: 5 - 12 environment.

The Silver shark is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

tricolor shark, silver shark, or shark minnow, is a fish species of the family Cyprinidae, and has long been considered the sole member of the genus Balantiocheilos. More

Also known as the Silver Shark, the Bala Shark is a growing favorite among tropical fish hobbyists. This tropical fish isn't a shark at all though. It belongs in the Cyprinidae family. They are named sharks because of their appearance and the shape of their dorsal fin. More

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silver shark on the floor. If you make the bala sharks mad you can expect some fin splashing in an attempt to spray water in your direction. More

I also have 2 silver sharks and they get on with pretty much anything, except neon tetras! They also chase each other round most of the day and do their dance usually round feeding time. They both appear very fit & healthy. More

Silver SharkThe Silver Shark is a very slender fish with a general convex appearance. The dorsal fin is triangular in shape, hence the common name 'shark'. More

The Silver Shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus, is a bigger fish than most of the ones normally considered peaceful community fish. It grows to about 14 inches (36 cm) long. Despite its size it can be kept as a community fish with much smaller fish in a large aquarium. More

Bala Shark or Silver Shark Though these fish have a gentle disposition, the Bala Sharks are large fish. They are lively, but skittish, and need lots of swimming space. More

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Silver shark, dorsolateral view© Håkon Haraldseide Silver shark, mouth detail Silver shark, mouth detail© Håkon Haraldseide Silver shark, head detail Silver shark, head detail© Håkon Haraldseide Silver shark, anterior view Silver shark, anterior view© More

Not recommended as a starter fish, the Silver Shark is not very hardy and will not tolerate the high toxic level in a new tank. More

Degong : "You'll only find Silver Sharks in the waters around Jeuno. Slices of Bluetail should be good enough to get 'em to bite, but I'm not guaranteein' anything. More

Silver sharks are not really sharks –– they are a type of minnow and belong to the order Cypriniformes, which are algae-eating minnows. Silver sharks are more closely related to goldfish than to sharks. More

The Silver Shark or Balantiocheilus melanopterus is actually not a shark at all, but gets it name from long body shape and long fins that resemble that of a shark. For this reason they are often kept as aquatic pets in an aquarium. More

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The Bala Shark, also known as the Silver Shark and is great for the semi-aggressive community aquarium. This is one of the more passive freshwater sharks, and they are an active fish that will be visible during the day. More

Thailand, Sumatra, Malaysia and Borneo, the Silver Shark is also known as the Tricolor Shark, Bala Shark or Shark Minnow. The length can go up to 35cm (14 inches) and that means they need a large aquarium, at least 180cm in length (72 inches). More

Sometimes called the Bala Shark, the Silver Shark is disappearing from river basins in its native Borneo and Malay. There’s no clear reason for the decreasing population, but some think it’s due to forest fires and the aquarium trade. The Silver Shark is a popular aquarium fish. More

Common names

Bala shark in English
Bala sharkminnow in English
Balantiocheilus melanopterus in Spanish (español)
Bali-hajbarbe in Danish (dansk)
Balihaj in Danish (dansk)
Batang buro in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Cá hoc tro in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cápamárna in Hungarian (Magyar)
Gul Hajbarbe in Danish (dansk)
Haibarbe in German (Deutsch)
Haibarbi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Hangus in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Ketutung in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Pa pit in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pa pit in Laotian
Parmicka žlutoocasá in Czech (česky)
Parmicka žralocí in Czech (česky)
Parmička žlutoocasá in Czech (česky)
Parmička žraločí in Czech (česky)
silver shark in English
Silverhaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Sølvhai in Norwegian (Norsk)
Sølvhaj in Danish (dansk)
Trey kiet srang in Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
Trey kiet srawng in Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
Tricolor shark in English
Tricolor sharkminnow in English
Tutung in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
ปลาหางไหม้ in Thai (ไทย)
黑鰭袋唇魚 in Mandarin Chinese
黑鳍袋唇鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Balantiocheilos
Species : Balantiocheilos melanopterus
Authority : Bleeker, 1851