Desmopuntius johorensis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo
Length : 12 cm - 5"
Min.length aquarium : 120 cm - 50"
English names : Striped Barb, Lined Barb, Banded Barb
Peaceful schooling fish that you can keep together with (Brachi)danio- species.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background because they need hiding places.  In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space.  A dark substrate is appreciated. 

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

Breeding is easy.  The water level should be low ( < 20 cm (8")) and the water should be soft and acid.  The eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants.  During spawning the parent should be fed well with white worms.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  The eggs hatch after 24-30 hours.  You can raise them with fine infusoria and Artemia-nauplii.


Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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