Filament Barb
Behaviour Active, peaceful
Typical size 12cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Middle, all
Min Tank Size 90cm
Min Number 3
Temp Min: 20℃ Max: 25℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-7.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
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Filament Barb

Puntius filamentosus

The Filament Barb is an active, lively, and peaceful fish which will do well under most conditions in a community of similarly sized fish. Provide plenty of swimming room along with densely vegetated areas and hiding spots. A varied diet will improve overall health.

Family Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows) | Synonyms Leuciscus filamentosus, L. mahecola, Barbus filamentosus, B. mahecola, B. singhala, Systomus assimilis | Other names Blackspot Barb, Black Spot Barb, Featherfin Barb, Filamented Barb, Indian Tiger Barb, Longfin Barb | Origin Asia; India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar | Breeding Egg scatterer; spawns amongst vegetation | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-6.5, medium | Natural Habitat Clear mountain streams, lakes and ponds. Still and flowing waters. Occasionally brackish water | Sexing Males are smaller, brighter coloured and have taller dorsal fins

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