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Barbus sublineatus (Morse Barb)

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An elongate, semi-transparent barb with a yellowy tint and a think black line running from behind the eye to the base of the tail.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

An active, schooling fish that needs a tank with plenty of swimming room and vegetation along the back and edges. A peaceful species, it can be combined easily with other small African barbs and tetras, dwarf upside down catfish, and peaceful dwarf cichlids.

Breeding unknown in captivity.

Family Group: Barbs
Distribution West Africa
Temperature 22-27C
Size 7 cm
Water Parameters Neutral water conditions preferred
Water PH 7.0

Useful sources of information:

For a well illustrated and detailed reference guide on this and many other fish, consider the Baensch Aquarium Atlases. Volume 1 contains all the common species, and later volumes cover more unusual species. You can buy these books here.