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Golden barb - Puntius semifasciolatus

Golden barb - Puntius semifasciolatus

Scientific name: Puntius semifasciolatus

Common name: Golden barb

Family: Cyprinidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 7 cm (2.36 - 2.76 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 21 - 26 °C (69.8 - 78.8°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: East Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels

Food and feeding

Golden barb will accept quality flake and pellet foods, offer them a treat of blood worms and brine shrimp.

Origin

Puntius semifasciolatus originate from Asia, South West China.

Sexing

Males tend to be slimmer than the females and display more coloration.

Breeding

Golden Barbs, like most Barbs, will spawn early in the morning. They will scatter their eggs around the plants, usually 100 in a batch. Remove the parents after spawning, they will try to eat the eggs, these will be yellowish in coloration and should hatch after 1-2 days. When the fry are free swimming, newly hatched brine shrimp should be given to them for food.

Lifespan

Expected lifespan is 5-7 years.

Short description

Puntius semifasciolatus need to be kept in a group as they are a shoaling fish. The may nip at long finned tank mates; otherwise they are a good addition to the community tank.

Picture

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Golden barb

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