Lemon Fin Barb (Hypsibarbus wetmorei)

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Lemon Fin Barb

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Lemon Fin Barb

Hypsibarbus wetmorei

284 Litres (75 US G.)

20-25 cm (7.9-9.8")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 7.2

22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)

10-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Other (See article)

18-20 years

Family

Cyprinidae



Additional names

Lemon Fin Barb, Diamond Shark, Golden Belly Barb

Additional scientific names

Barbus daruphani, Puntius wetmorei, Poropuntius wetmorei, Barbus beasleyi


Origin

Found in Asia in the Maeklong, Mekong and Chao Phraya basins on the Malay Peninsula.

Sexing

Very difficult to visually sex.

Tank compatibility

This fish is relatively sociable so does best kept in groups of at least 3-4 or more. May eat smaller fish so keep with similar sized robust tank mates only.

Diet

Almost anything. Will accept dry, frozen and live foods, and will also appreciate some vegetable matter in the diet. Will occasionally eat plants in the aquarium.

Feeding regime

Once to three times daily. Has a bottomless appetite so feed with caution.

Environment Specifics

Plenty of open swimming space is needed for this fish, which will be quite skittish if frightened of surprised. Plants may be eaten.

Behaviour

A very active, large shoaling species.

Identification

There are many similar fish, but these fish aren't common in the aquarium trade. Can be distinguished from the Tinfoil Barb by the orange/yellow fins in the Lemon-Fin, and the Red fins in Tinfoils.

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