Hampala Barb (Hampala macrolepidota)
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568 Litres (150 US G.)
60-70 cm (23.6-27.6")
6.5 - 7.5
22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)
- Hampala Barb, Sidebar Barb
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Found in Asia in the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Malay Peninsula and Indonesia.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Sexing this fish is difficult. Mature females will appear fuller in the belly area.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Best kept in a species tank or with fish larger than itself with some level of aggression. They should be kept in groups of 5 or more, other large shoaling Barbs will work with them also.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- A carnivorous fish that will eat any fish small enough to fit into its mouth. Feed with pellets, shrimp, bloodworms or small insects.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Must have an exceptionally large tank with plenty of swimming spaces. A good current and well aerated tank is needed, and a secure lid also as they're good jumpers.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A large shoaling fish needing company of its own kind. Active and fast swimming.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- A large elongated fish with large scales bordered in black. The body is coloured olive green with a black bar between the dorsal and pelvic fins.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )