Behaviour Peaceful active schooling fish
Typical size 10cm
Max size 12cm
Tank Area All
Min Tank Size 80cm
Min Number 3
Temp Min: 18℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8
Longfin BarbPuntius arulius
The Longfin barb is an understated aquarium fish due to its often drab colours when young. Given the chance to grow and mature in an aquarium it will develop a highly attractive iridescent body colouration, reddish fins and a long flowing dorsal fin. The longfin barb is a shoaling fish which is best kept in medium to large aquariums with open swimming spaces and hiding spots amongst wood and/or hardy plants. Although it prefers softer water, it will acclimatize easily to a wide range of conditions, including unheated aquaria.
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