Eight-banded False Barb Tropical Fish Information

Eirmotus octozona
Eight-banded False Barb
Behaviour Peaceful, timid, shoaling
Typical size 4cm
Max size 5cm
Tank Area Bottom, middle
Min Tank Size 35cm
Min Number in Tank 4
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 27℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-7.5
Hardness vs,s,m
Eight-banded False Barb Eirmotus octozona
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Eight-banded False Barb (Eirmotus octozona)

Eight-banded False Barb Tropical Fish Learn all about the Eight-banded False 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 Eight-banded False Barb is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Eight-banded False Barb is a peaceful shoaling fish with a slightly timid nature. Ideal aquarium conditions include soft water, vegetation, shaded areas and peaceful tankmates. Avoiding bright lighting and providing a dark substrate will help to give the fish confidence. The fish is relatively new in the hobby and little information is available regarding breeding and natural habitat conditions. An attractive little fish ideal for soft water planted aquariums with peaceful tankmates.

Eight-banded False Barb Facts

Family Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows) | Synonyms N/A | Other names N/A | Origin Southeast Asia | Natural Water Conditions Unknown | Natural Habitat Unknown | Sexing Males are slender



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