Esomus metallicus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Thailand, Laos
Length : 7,5 cm - 3"
Min. length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Flying Barb
Peaceful, somewhat shy fish, especially in the beginning.  You can keep him 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.  You can use floating plants as well.  You should cover the aquarium very well because they are good jumpers.

You should give them live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

Photo Credit

Christian Westhäuser

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