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T-Barb - Puntius lateristriga

T-Barb - Puntius lateristriga

Scientific name: Puntius lateristriga

Common name: T-Barb

Family: Cyprinidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 15 - 18 cm (5.91 - 7.09 inch)

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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 - 29 °C (73.4 - 84.2°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: Bottom levels

Food

The T-Barb is omnivorous and will feed on a variety of live foods and veggie matter. They will also accept a wide variety of store bought foods such as flakes and algae wafers.

Sexing

Females are less colorful and are plumper than the males.

Breeding

These egg scattering barbs are not protective parents. Thousands of eggs are typically laid in each brood. The parents should be removed soon after spawning.

Lifespan

The T-Barb will live for approximately 8 years.

Origin

The T-Barb is endemic to Southeast Asia in quick moving rivers and streams.

Short Description

T-Barbs are active swimmers that require plenty of open water in the aquarium for swimming. Low, dense plants come in handy for spawning.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.T-Barb

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