Pethia phutunio

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : India, Sri Lanka
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Spottedsail Barb
You must keep this peaceful and active fish with at least 10-12 pieces.  When you keep him alone he gets shy.  The aquarium should be densely planted on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  You can keep them together with other peaceful fishes.

He is omnivorous but it is important that you give him some vegetable food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is easy.  In the early morning sun the eggs are laid and fertilized between the plants.  After spawning the parents should be removed immediately because they eat their own eggs.  After 30-40 hours the eggs hatch and another 2-3 days the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Fischhaus Zepkow

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