Pethia canius

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Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : India
Length : 10 cm - 4"
Min. length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
Peaceful schooling fish that can be kept together with other peaceful fishes.  It is not wise  to keep them together with fishes with long fins because they like to nip them.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background with plants that are not too soft, because they like to eat them.  A dark substrate and a dimmed light are necessary, because otherwise they get very shy.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  A large part of the food should be vegetable.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known. 

Photo Credit

Zhou Hang

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