Behaviour Active, peaceful, timid
Typical size 10cm
Max size 12cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 70cm
Min Number 6
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-7.5
Striped BarbPuntius johorensis
The striped barb is an attractive aquarium fish but it has a very timid nature that must be taken into account. The aquarium should be situated in a position where the fish will not receive sudden visual changes or vibrations (noise, movement - e.g. people suddenly appearing, doors opening etc.). The fish should be kept in groups and given plenty of swimming space and hiding spots. Dense vegetation will increase the fish's confidence. As long as these conditions are provided, the Striped Barb can make an excellent aquarium fish.
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