Systomus rubripinnis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Thailand, Java, Borneo
Length : 25 cm - 10"
Min.length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
English name : Javaen Barb
Active and peaceful schooling fish that can be kept together with other peaceful fishes.  The aquarium should be densely planted on the sides and background with hard plants.  Soft plants are eaten.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  A regular changing of the water is necessary.

He is omnivorous but he prefers vegetable food.  Frozen and dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Aquarium Thai

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