Banded Barb (Desmopuntius johorensis)

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Banded Barb

Desmopuntius johorensis

114 Litres (30 US G.)

10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 6.5

22.8-26.1°C (73 -79 °F)

10-14 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-5 years

Family

Cyprinidae



Additional names

Banded Barb, Striped Barb, Lined Barb

Additional scientific names

Barbus fasciatus, Barbus eugrammus, Barbus tetrazona johorensis, Puntius eugrammus, Systomus johorensis, Puntius johorensis


Origin

Native to southern Thailand, Penisular Malaysia, Singapore, and the islands of Sumatra (Indonesia) and Borneo (Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam) with type locality ‘Muar River, Tebing Tinggi, Johore, Malaysia’.

Sexing

Males have darker bands and smaller bodies. Mature females tent to be larger.

Tank compatibility

Should be kept in shoals of at least 5-6 individuals. Keep with similar sized peaceful fish only.

Diet

Feed with high quality flakes or pellets, should also accept blanched vegetables and small meaty foods such as brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Needs a large aquarium with plenty of lateral swimming space. Plant the tank densely so this fish feels secure. Prefers acidic conditions and dim lighting.

Behaviour

A timid Barb which should be kept in schools of at least 5-6.

Identification

This Barb has a gold body colour with 5 black bands running horizontally along the flanks.

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