Puntius everetti

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Singapore, Borneo
Length : 10 cm - 4"
Min.length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
English name : Clown Barb
Lively, peaceful fish that can be kept together with other fishes that need warmer water.  The aquarium should be well planted on the sides and the background.  In the middle you should leave very much free swimming space.  Use stones and driftwood as well to provide hiding places. 

They are omnivorous, so you should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is not easy.  The parents should be well fed and put in a separate aquarium in the evening.  In the morningsun they spawn between fine leaved plants.  After spawning you should remove the parents.  After 50 hours the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can feed them with very fine infusoria.


Photo Credit

Bluegrass Aquatics

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