Clown Barb
Behaviour Active & peaceful
Typical size 12cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 90cm
Min Number 4
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 30℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, vegetable matter, live foods
pH Range 6-7.5
Hardness s,m,h
Clown barb Puntius everetti
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Clown Barb

Puntius everetti

The clown barb is a typical medium sized barb with an active and peaceful nature. It is best kept in medium to large aquariums with plenty of open swimming spaces and hiding spots in wood, rocks or plants. Prefers slightly soft and acidic warmer water and is best mixed with other similar sized active fishes. May eat delicate plants so hardy plant species are recommended.

Family Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows) | Synonyms Barbus everetti, Barbodes everetti | Other names Everett's barb | Origin Asia; Borneo, Sumatra | Breeding Difficult to breed in an aquarium | Natural Habitat Forest streams, clear flowing water, standing water | Sexing Males are more slender and brightly coloured. Females are more rounded

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