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Five Banded Barb Puntius pentazona pentazona

Category: Barbs

Size: 1.5-2cm

Price: £2.95 each

Discount: Buy 6 or more Five Banded Barb Puntius pentazona pentazona and get 10% off!!

Stock: 25 in stock



Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 8.0 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 6 or more Five Banded Barb Puntius pentazona pentazona and get 10% off!!
Size: 1.5-2cm

Puntius pentazona pentazona (Five Banded Barb)

A fine alternative to the more widely available tiger barb, this species is peaceful and does not nip fins. It does tend to be a bit shy, so do not keep in tanks with aggressive or substantially large species.

This barb is somewhat deep bodied, yellow or orange in colour, and has five vertical bands including one through the eye. The fins are orange to red. Sex differences are slight; the male is comparatively slender and more brightly coloured.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Shy, schooling fish that must be kept in groups of eight or more specimens. Only combine with peaceful tankmates. Will readily eat live and frozen foods, but is much less keen on flake food.

A difficult species to breed. While the basics are similar to other barbs, soft, acid water is essential and the parents must be conditioned on live foods beforehand.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Malaysia, Borneo
Temperature 22-26C
Size 5 cm
Water Parameters Soft, acidic water preferred
Water PH 6.0-7.0