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How to look after
(Other members of the genus Puntius)
ADULT SIZE: 7 cm
WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical
TEMPERATURE RANGE: 22-28 C
FOOD: Feed Puntius tetrazona live and dried foods
DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Indonesia
SEXUAL DIFFERENCES: Males are somewhat slimmer, and slightly more brightly coloured.
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AQUARIUM CARE: This Sumatran barb is an old favourite in the aquarium hobby; it is an attractive and active species, and also pretty hardy. Tanks can be planted, but should also have plenty of open space for swimming.
A robust and undemanding species, and a good candidate for certain community tanks - ie those with no slow moving species - no guppies, angelfish, labyrinth fish etc. Tankmates must be hardy, and agile, as this species is a fin-nipper. This behaviour can be reduced if kept in a lerge shoal.
BREEDING: Avid egg eater, spawn over marbles