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Clown barb - Puntius everetti

Clown barb - Puntius everetti

Scientific name: Puntius everetti

Common name: Clown barb

Family: Cyprinidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 14 - 15 cm (5.51 - 5.91 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 6.8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 7 - 17°N (125 - 303.57ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 24 - 28 °C (75.2 - 82.4°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels

Food and feeding

Clown barbs will eat all foods offered. Quality flake should be the staple diet, 2-3 times per week, treat them with brine shrimp or blood worms.


Asia; Clown barb is to be found in the inland waters of Borneo and Sumatra.


Males will display more coloration with a slimmer appearance. When spawning the females belly will get plump.


Add spawning mops or Java moss to a tank that has a water level of 4-6 inches deep. Condition the pair on live foods for a month and then introduce to the tank. At daybreak the eggs should be scattered throughout the tank. At this stage remove the parents, the fry should hatch 2-3 days later and when they are free swimming, they can be fed on Infusoria or crushed flake.


The expected life span for Puntius everetti is 5-8 years.

Short description

Rocks and wood should be added to the tank to provide hiding places. Puntius everetti will nibble on plants, only add hardy species. They are an excellent community fish but only keep with fish that are happy with a higher temperature range.

Profile log

This profile was updated on 07/10/2007 (dd/mm/yyyy) because it was an synonym of Puntius lateristriga which can be found here.


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