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4 years ago#1
mjrkiller308
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how fast does the bala shark grow and how much for how often

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4 years ago#2
achintya
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bala shark can grow very fast.i had few bala shark many years ago.they grew even 4 inch with in 6 months.if you provide them proper food then they can grow well...

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4 years ago#3
mjrkiller308
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ty does there growth rate vary in size of aquarium

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4 years ago#4
KristinAnn
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It might. But often, stunting the growth of a fish either means the organs won't be fully developed, or the organs will continue to grow until they run of of room in the too-small body cavity, until the organs finally rupture. Neither is healthy, and both will be uncomfortable and significantly shorten the life of the fish.

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4 years ago#5
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ty but i asked my marine bioligist friend and he said he never heard of that the orgas grow but the body dont thing but ty for ur indight hun.

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4 years ago#6
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Health problems caused by keeping a fish in a tank that is too small may include skeletal deformities, digestive problems, and weakening of the skin and scales. Some of these problems are caused by different changes in the rates of growth of different tissues in the fish due to the elevated toxin levels in the water in an overpopulated tank. All fish will have their immune systems repressed when they are kept in a tank that is too small or too crowded. This results in more frequent outbreaks of disease, as the fish are less able to resist pathogens. This also makes it more difficult to treat diseases when they do occur, as you do not have the help of the fishes' own immune systems to help fight off the disease.

The poor water quality a fish experiences when it is kept in an aquarium that is too small can also cause a weakening of the gills, kidneys, liver, and/or heart. This happens because the blood cannot be efficiently cleaned by the gills and the kidneys, when the water that the fish is constantly absorbing has a high level of waste in it. The fish normally would eliminate this waste through the gills and *****, however, in a tank that is too small, the waste cannot be dissipated in the water, so the fish reabsorbs it as he swims.

From: http://www.firsttankguide.net/size.php

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4 years ago#7
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ty but i keep awesome care of my aquarium my water is extreamly clear and there is only two fish in there. granted they need a bigger tank but not ight this second there both like 3 1/2 inches right now but ima make a huge one in like 6 mnths or so but ty for ur info

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4 years ago#8
achintya
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do you planted your tank?only 2 fish in such an aquarium may not go well.keep compatible fishes with bala shark..

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4 years ago#9
rossco1
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Just because it is clear does not mean the water parameters are not at healthy levels.

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4 years ago#10
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4 years ago#11
dkpate
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You asked how fast the bala shark grew, and then talked about it living in a tank that was too small for it, so I looked the information up for you.

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4 years ago#12
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I know the body-stops-growing-but-organs-don't thing definitely happens in goldfish, which your marine biologist friend probably doesn't know a whole ton about since they are freshwater fish. I don't know the specific complications for a bala, but I know it wouldn't happen without complications. And if it can happen in a goldfish, I'm sure it's possible that it happens for other species too. Skeletal deformities sound extremely possible.

Like dk said, you asked the question, we gave the info that we know and can kind.

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4 years ago#13
mjrkiller308
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yes thhere are 6 plants in the tank with them and i know the 2 fish are compatible i looked it up and they lived together in the store

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4 years ago#14
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i know u did and i said ty i would take ur info into consideration

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4 years ago#15
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he might not know the most on freshwater ur prob right about that one and i also like i told dk appreciated ur info and said ty hun i wasnt disreguarding ur info at all

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4 years ago#16
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The problem is that you have 2 fish, who lived in the store together, but eventually one will need brackish, and one will need freshwater. That's where you are going to run into problems. Think of it this way, you live in a nice comfy house, with an air conditioner and everything. Well over time, your home goes away, and your house and area start becoming like the Sahara Desert, and you live in a tent. Not very comfortable anymore.
The other fish will need brackish as it gets older. When it's young it can deal with freshwater. Do you know why it will eventually need brackish?

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4 years ago#17
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no i dont but i have a feeling u are about to tell me

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4 years ago#18
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I'll only tell you if you want me to.

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4 years ago#19
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of course i do hun im asken u questions arent i i dont know if i said something offensive to u but if i did im sorry k but yes fill me in

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4 years ago#20
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Ok, well the reason fish need to be moved to brackish water, is because whey they are born in the wild, they are born in freshwater, and then eventually move onto brackish water, which is where a river or creek meets the ocean. Therefore it is not pure saltwater, but it's not freshwater. The fish have evolved to live that way, and it's our job as owners of them to re-create the enviroment they have "bred" into them.
Do you know about salmon? They swim out of the ocean, up a stream, spawn, babies are born, snd then the salmon babies make their way back down to the ocean, and then the whole process happens again the next year, at the same time.

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4 years ago#21
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okmakes sense ty but wat if the babies were home bred and not taken from the wild does that play a part in it at all

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4 years ago#22
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No, that wouldn't make a difference. It's not a matter of what they know, it's a matter of their anatomy.

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4 years ago#23
rossco1
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there are no known cases where bala sharks have been bred in the home aquarium or captivity.

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4 years ago#24
mjrkiller308
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hey rosco i was talken bout the silver cat lol

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4 years ago#25
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lol sorry

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4 years ago#26
mjrkiller308
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its ok how big is ur bala now mgf

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4 years ago#27
rossco1
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I have 6 of them. average size of around 5cm. One of the 6 is 12cm long.

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4 years ago#28
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cm or inches cuz cm is really small bro lol

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4 years ago#29
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Centimeters.

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4 years ago#30
mjrkiller308
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lol ok then that seems really small how old r they

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