Barbus holotaenia

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Cameroon, Congo, Angola
Length : 12 cm - 5"
Min. length aquarium : 120 cm - 50"
English names : Spotscale Barb, Striped Barb
Peaceful schooling fish that can be kept in a community aquarium together with other peaceful fishes.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background with fine leaved plants.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  You should change the water regularly with small amounts.

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

About breeding not much is known.

Photo Credit

Dieter Ott

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