Ticto Barb Tropical Fish Information

Puntius ticto
Ticto Barb
Behaviour Peaceful, active
Typical size 6cm
Max size 8cm
Tank Area All
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 4
Temp Min: 16℃ Max: 24℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range pH 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h,vh
Ticto Barb Puntius ticto
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Ticto Barb (Puntius ticto)

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

The Ticto barb has been a common and popular aquarium fish for many years. There is some confusion over related species and variants such as the Odessa Barb, and the variant species pictured. Whether you have an Odessa, Ticto, or other cross, they all have the same needs, behaivours and sizes. The Ticto barb is a hardy and adaptable fish which will mix in well with a community of other fish and will adapt to most aquarium conditions. The red colouring along the centre of the body intensifies during breeding and is more prominent on the male. The fish is a temperate species and can be kept in unheated aquariums.

Ticto Barb Facts

Family Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows) | Synonyms Puntius ticto ticto, Cyprinus ticto, Systomus ticto, Rothee ticto, Barbus ticto, Systomus tripunctatus, Puntius ticto punctatus, Puntius punctatus, Barbus punctatus, Puntius stoliczkanus, Puntius ticto stoliczkanus | Other names Firefin Barb, Tic-tac-toe Barb, Odessa Barb, Two-spot Barb, Two Spotted Barb | Origin Asia | Breeding Open water egg scatterers | Natural Water Conditions pH 6.5-7.5 Medium-soft | Natural Habitat Still, shallow waters, usually muddy-bottomed or vegetated | Sexing Males are much more colourful



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