top of page

Freshwater Aquarium Sharks

Freshwater Aquarium Sharks

When it comes to freshwater sharks, there aren’t that many varieties that are suitable to be kept as pets. That said, there’s still a nice variety to choose from.

Here are some freshwater sharks that are suitable for a home aquarium:

1. Bala Shark

Young Bala sharks are only about 3 inches long but don’t let their small size fool you. On average, they grow to be around a foot long in adulthood though they can reach up 20 inches.

Balas need an aquarium that’s a minimum of 75 gallons and at least 4-feet long to give them enough room to stretch their fins. Balas, like with most freshwater sharks, thrive in a large tank so it’s a good idea to get the largest one you can afford.

Taking care of them is pretty easy. They aren’t picky eaters but they are omnivores and do like a variety of food.