Jerdon’s baril - Barilius canarensis
Scientific name: Barilius canarensis
Common name: Jerdon’s baril
Usual size in fish tanks: 14 - 15 cm (5.51 - 5.91 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.2
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 17°N (71.43 - 303.57ppm)
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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: South Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Jerdon’s barils are very greedy eaters; ensure that you do not over feed them. They will accept a quality flake or pellets for the staple diet but vary this with meaty foods such as chopped earthworms, daphnia, blood worms and brine shrimp.
Asia; Jerdon’s barils are found in India, Nepal, Thailand, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The males will have a slimmer body shape, this is more noticeable when the females are full of eggs.
There is little information available about the breeding of Barilius canarensis but in the wild they are egg scatterers.
The expected life span for Barilius canarensis is 5 years.
Always use a tight fitting lid with these fish, Jerdon’s barils are excellent jumpers. They are active swimmers so leave open swimming spaces at the front of the tank, at the back and sides add plants and décor. Water quality needs to be high and a medium water flow suits these fish.
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