Pethia stoliczkana

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Burma
Length : 6 cm - 2.5"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm - 25"
English name : Sunspot Barb
Lively and peaceful fish that can be kept together with other peaceful fishes.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space. To decorate the aquarium you can use some driftwood as well. 

He is omnivorous.  You can give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is easy.  The fishes should be put in a separate aquarium with a spawning grid and fine leaved plants in the evening.  In the morning sun they spawn between the plants.  After spawning you should remove the parents because they eat their own eggs.  After 30-36 hours the eggs hatch, and a few days later the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with small infusoria. 

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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