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Old 04-24-2006, 05:23 PM   #1
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So i have a few balas but i want to know if u guys know how to tell one from boy to girl. Any ideas?
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also a 45gl with 4platys. and the babies.
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:06 PM   #2
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Not really sexable by common hobbyists. They get way too large for most to even deal with.
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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Yeah, and I think 5 in a 45g tank is 5 too many. Those guys need atleast a 90g tank and can get up to 14 inches long.
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Old 05-01-2006, 12:40 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by JustOneMore20
Yeah, and I think 5 in a 45g tank is 5 too many. Those guys need atleast a 90g tank and can get up to 14 inches long.
Not to mention he also has 4 goldfish and a pleco. YIKES!
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Old 05-01-2006, 07:11 AM   #5
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Yeh! wow that is much too small for balas. Its too small for even 1 bala.

In answer to your question it is near impossible to sex them and then if you are trying to breed them... forget it. There have been very very few casews of balas breeding in captivity. Thats why they are usually more expensive. They have to be shipped from overseas.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:39 AM   #6
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so what gallon do i need to have?
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:35 PM   #7
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well lets say i have two in my 120Gal. That is enough.
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