Longfin Barb Tropical Fish InformationPuntius arulius
Behaviour Peaceful active schooling fish
Typical size 10cm
Max size 12cm
Tank Area All
Min Tank Size 80cm
Min Number in Tank 3
Temp Min: 18℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8
Longfin Barb (Puntius arulius)
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The Longfin barb is an understated aquarium fish due to its often drab colours when young. Given the chance to grow and mature in an aquarium it will develop a highly attractive iridescent body colouration, reddish fins and a long flowing dorsal fin. The longfin barb is a shoaling fish which is best kept in medium to large aquariums with open swimming spaces and hiding spots amongst wood and/or hardy plants. Although it prefers softer water, it will acclimatize easily to a wide range of conditions, including unheated aquaria.
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