Popular Freshwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular freshwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

Bala Shark

Facts and Information

bala shark

This fish is not a shark at all, but a giant minnow and large specimens are often utilized as a food source in their native range from Thailand to Indonesia.  This giant cyprinid prefers to munch on algae, especially diatoms that form films on glass, rocks and the broad leaves of plants.  Insects and crustaceans are also eaten when available.  Allow algae to form on smooth surfaces of the aquarium like river stones or the inner surfaces of the tank itself so the fish has matter to graze on.

PH Levels - 6 to 8

Hardness Levels - 80 to 210 ppm

Temperature - 72 to 82°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 2

Size -Extra Large

Aggression Level - 1

Possible Tankmates - "Algae Eaters," Dwarf Cichlids

glow fish tetras

yellow cichlid labidochromis caeruleus