Round Banded Barb
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 4cm
Max size 6cm
Tank Area Middle
Min Tank Size 40cm
Min Number 4
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, small live or frozen foods
pH Range 6-7.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Round Banded Barb Puntius rhomboocellatus
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Round Banded Barb

Puntius rhomboocellatus

The Round Banded Barb is a relatively new species in the trade, although its attractive markings may create increasing interest. Specimens offered for sale are often colour fed, and this may fade but will return under good aquarium conditions. Like many small barbs, these are peaceful shoaling fish and should be kept in groups. Although they may adapt to harder water, these fish will only look at their best in soft conditions. Provide hiding spots amongst plants, shaded areas, and good general water quality. May be sensitive to high nitrates.

Family Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows) | Synonyms Barbus rhomboocellatus, Barbus kahajani | Origin Asia: Borneo | Breeding Open water egg scatterer | Natural Water Conditions pH 6.5-7.5, medium | Sexing Females are more rounded, males may show more intense colour

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