bala catfish are freshwater fish
bala catfish are freshwater fish that are community-minded and love sharing a tank with other community-minded fish. unless, of course, you are never told that catfish are bottom feeders and require a special kind of shrimp pellet food.
then your bala catfish would starve to the desperate point of eating other fish in the tank before floating to the surface with its dying breath.
or so ive heard.