Puntius lateristriga

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : South-East Asia
Length : 18 cm - 7"
Min.length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : Spanner Barb
Peaceful, large fish that can be kept together with other peaceful fishes that are not too small.  This fish needs a lot of free swimming space.  At younger age they swim in small groups, later they are often alone.

They are omnivorous but they prefer live food.  Older fishes sometimes eat small fishes.

Breeding is not difficult.  A few hundred eggs are laid between the plants in the early morning.  After spawning the parents should be removed because they eat their own eggs.  After 2 days the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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