The bala shark is a member of the cyprinidae family. Don't let the name "shark" fool you this is a very peaceful species that is very easy to take care of and is very easy to feed it will take flakes, frozen meaty foods, and will also take live foods. It is best to keep this fish in water thats tempreture is anywhere from 68 to 79 degrees. This fish will need alot of swimming room. They also like to be in groops of 2 to 6. A tight fitting lid is needed for this fish, it is a good jumper. The only problem with this fish is it will get very big, it can get up to 15 inches long and it might start to be agresive.