Filament Barb Tropical Fish Information

Puntius filamentosus
Filament Barb
Behaviour Active, peaceful
Typical size 12cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Middle, all
Min Tank Size 90cm
Min Number in Tank 3
Temp Min: 20℃ Max: 25℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-7.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
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Filament Barb (Puntius filamentosus)

Filament Barb Tropical Fish Learn all about the Filament 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 Filament Barb is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Filament Barb is an active, lively, and peaceful fish which will do well under most conditions in a community of similarly sized fish. Provide plenty of swimming room along with densely vegetated areas and hiding spots. A varied diet will improve overall health.

Filament Barb Facts

Family Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows) | Synonyms Leuciscus filamentosus, L. mahecola, Barbus filamentosus, B. mahecola, B. singhala, Systomus assimilis | Other names Blackspot Barb, Black Spot Barb, Featherfin Barb, Filamented Barb, Indian Tiger Barb, Longfin Barb | Origin Asia; India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar | Breeding Egg scatterer; spawns amongst vegetation | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-6.5, medium | Natural Habitat Clear mountain streams, lakes and ponds. Still and flowing waters. Occasionally brackish water | Sexing Males are smaller, brighter coloured and have taller dorsal fins

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Please do check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Filament Barb information box above and your local water company providers website. Don't waste your money and endanger your fish!
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