Cigar Shark (Leptobarbus hoevenii)

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Cigar Shark

Leptobarbus hoevenii

946 Litres (250 US G.)

85-100 cm (33.5-39.4")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 7.2

23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)

10-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years

Family

Cyprinidae





Additional names

Cigar Shark, Mad Barb, Red Finned Cigar Shark, Sultan Fish, River Barb, Gold Shark

Additional scientific names

Barbus hoevenii, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Leptobarbus hoenenii


Origin

Sexing

This fish is difficult to sex visually and is not known to breed in captivity.

Tank compatibility

Due to their size and carnivorous nature, these fish should not be housed with anything that will fit in their mouths.

Diet

Leptobarbus hoevenii eat fruit that falls in the water in the wild but in an aquarium they are indiscriminate eaters and will accept most flake and pellet foods.

Feeding regime

Feed them a good amount of different things each week e.g cichlid pellets or flake food, River shrimp or frozen River shrimp.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

A shy and peaceful active fish though in a smaller tank they may jump if spooked by sudden movement.

Identification

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