African spotscale barb - Barbus holotaenia
Scientific name: Barbus holotaenia
Common name: African spotscale barb
Usual size in fish tanks: 9 - 12 cm (3.54 - 4.72 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 6.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 30 °C (73.4 - 86°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: Africa
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
The African Spotscale Barb is carnivorous and feeds mainly on insects and larvae.
The differences between male and female are unknown in this species.
African Spotscale Barbs are not commonly bred in captivity. They are known to spawn in the rainy season, most likely through egg scattering.
The African Spotscale Barb is endemic to Central Africa in river systems such as the Congo and Ogowe.
Barbus holotaenia will display great coloration against dark substrates and backgrounds. They require well conditioned water and plenty of open space for free swimming. African spotscale barbs do best with low, bushy plants and drift wood for softening the water.
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