Tinfoil Barb Tropical Fish InformationBarbonymus schwanenfeldii
Behaviour Active, peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 30cm
Max size 40cm
Tank Area Middle
Min Tank Size 240cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, pellets, frozen, live. Vegetable/plant matter is an important part of the diet.
pH Range 6-8.5
Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus schwanenfeldii)
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Tinfoil Barbs are a highly attractive and some would even say 'cute' fish when young, but these fish will grow rapidly and soon reach up to 35cm. They therefore require an aquarium at least 150cm long, making them an unsuitable purchase for most fishkeepers. If you do have an aquarium of this size the Tinfoil Barb is an excellent active and peaceful community fish that can be kept with other large fish, including cichlids. Although like other large fish, the Tinfoil Barb will dig up and eat delicate plants, in some cases they may be kept with hardy plant varieties such as Java Fern, Crinum, or Anubias.
There are two species commonly sold as Tinfoil Barb. The true Tinfoil Barb, Barbonymus schwanenfeldi, can grow to about 16”. The Red Tailed Tinfoil Barb, B. altus only grows to 8
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