Puntius bimaculatus

75F
Explanation of the symbols

72F

Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Sri Lanka
Length : 7 cm - 3"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Redside Barb
This peaceful schooling fish is very shy.  The aquarium should be densely planted so he can hide between them.  For further decoration you can use some driftwood.  Use some floating plants as well to provide areas of shade.  The substrate should be dark to bring out the colours of this fish. 

He is omnivorous.  You can give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is easy.  At higher temperatures 2 males and 2 females lay and fertilize up to 400 eggs between fine leaved plants as javamoss.  Immediately after spawning the parents should be removed because they eat their eggs.  After 24 hours the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Zhou Hang

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