Clown Barb (Puntius everetti)

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Clown Barb

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Clown Barb

Puntius everetti

132 Litres (35 US G.)

12-15 cm (4.7-5.9")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 6.5

24 -30 °C (75.2-86°F)

6-16 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Cyprinidae



Additional names

Clown Barb, Everett's Barb

Additional scientific names

Barbus everetti, Barbodes everetti


Origin

Asia: Borneo and Sumatra.

Sexing

Males are slimmer and have more vivid colouration.

Tank compatibility

A shoaling fish that needs to be in groups of 6 or more. An active fish that does well with fish such as Zebra Danios, similar sized Tetras, Corydoras etc.

Diet

This fish will accept most foods including pellet and flake, blanched vegetables and live/frozen food such as brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Keep this fish is a spacious and long tank as it needs room to swim. May nibble on plants.

Behaviour

An active and fast-swimming shoaling fish.

Identification

Similar in colouration to the Tiger Barb, and is orange/red in colour with a paler belly and the black/dark green vertical bands are more slender and irregular. The fish is more elongated than the Tiger Barb and has two sets of barbels.

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