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freshwater fish - balantiocheilus melanopterus - bala shark ( stocking in 14 gallons tank - Please help ID this beast! He is hard to photograph because he is nervous and he can jump like a tarpon when spooked! However, he is not aggressive towards other fish. He is so large because he LOVES mosquito larvae. You can also see that my live plant doesn't look so great. Any suggestions?
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Submitted By: Margaret Corbett on
Photo Caption: Please help ID this beast! He is hard to photograph because he is nervous and he can jump like a tarpon when spooked! However, he is not aggressive towards other fish. He is so large because he LOVES mosquito larvae. You can also see that my live plant doesn't look so great. Any suggestions?
freshwater fish - balantiocheilus melanopterus - bala shark ( stocking in 14 gallons tank - Please help ID this beast! He is hard to photograph because he is nervous and he can jump like a tarpon when spooked! However, he is not aggressive towards other fish. He is so large because he LOVES mosquito larvae. You can also see that my live plant doesn't look so great. Any suggestions?

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State: Oregon
Country: United States
Description: I'm sorry that I don't really know. I'm not in that room as I'm writing this. Will try to amend later.
Advice: Get advice from a good fish store where you get your fish, etc. Enjoy your tank.
Fish Kept: angelfish,Betta, some sort of large shark-like beast. I'd like help with identification!
Corals/Plants: Freshwater only-no coral. I'm not sure what the plants are although I suspect one is a Sword tail plant. I do have one plastic plant.
Tank Size: 14 gallons
Quote: Do what good you can.
About Yourself: I'm keeping my daughter's fish while she is away at Jr. College. I had a 10 gal as a child. I like live plants. I am physically disabled due to a stroke from a car wreck. I have to impose upon my already overworked husband to help with the tank. Right now, glass algae is the main issue, so thanks for your suggestions! The picture/video that I'll upload was taken a while back. I love feeding live food!

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