African Banded Barb Tropical Fish InformationBarbus fasciolatus
Behaviour Peaceful, lively, shoaling, timid
Typical size 4cm
Max size 6cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 6
Temp Min: 20℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 5.5-7.5
African Banded Barb (Barbus fasciolatus)
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This smallish barb is a great addition to a well planted soft water aquarium. The fish is shy and timid so must be kept in groups and given plenty of darker hiding spots and vegetation. Soft, acidic water and a varied diet will ensure good health and colour. Given good conditions, the fish will become active and lively and their markings will ensure a distinctive place in a peaceful community tank.
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