Clown Barb Tropical Fish Information

Barbodes dunckeri
Clown Barb
Behaviour Active & peaceful
Typical size 12cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 90cm
Min Number in Tank 4
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 30℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, vegetable matter, live foods
pH Range 6-7.5
Hardness s,m,h
Clown barb Puntius everetti
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Clown Barb (Barbodes dunckeri)

Clown Barb Tropical Fish Learn all about the Clown Barb's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Clown Barb is the right fish for your aquarium.

The clown barb is a typical medium sized barb with an active and peaceful nature.

The farmed Clown Barb is and always has been sold as Puntius/Barbodes everetti but is in fact Barbodes dunckeri. Barbodes everetti is not farmed and rarely imported.

It is best kept in medium to large aquariums with plenty of open swimming spaces and hiding spots in wood, rocks or plants. Prefers slightly soft and acidic warmer water and is best mixed with other similar sized active fishes. May eat delicate plants so hardy plant species are recommended.

Clown Barb Facts

Family Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows) | Synonyms Barbus everetti, Barbodes dunckeri | Other names Everett's barb | Origin Asia; Borneo, Sumatra | Breeding Difficult to breed in an aquarium | Natural Habitat Forest streams, clear flowing water, standing water | Sexing Males are more slender and brightly coloured. Females are more rounded

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