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Sickle Fin Barb Puntioplites falcifer

Category: Barbs

Size: 10-12cm

Price: £44.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: Temporarily out of stock

Schooling Fish: Yes

Diet: Special Needs

Sociability: Peaceful

Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Cracking large barb - very rarely available.

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 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 10-12cm

Puntioplites falcifer (Sickle Fin Barb)

These interesting barbs are quite large and come from the streams of the Mekong Basin, Thailand. They are different to all other barb relatives for several reasons but let's start with the physical difference in feature- they have a strong hardened (smooth or serrated) anal fin spine. The Sickle Fin Barb are attractive fish which present with a relatively calm behaviour. This separates them from other barbs which are generally very boisterous, active and generally exuberant in nature.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

This is a large and active species which will be found inhabiting large and slow moving rivers and dams. They should be housed in a large and spacious aquarium, and due to them being a sociable species, they should preferably be kept in a group of four or more. similar to most large barbs, this wonderful species will be happiest with a diet rich in plants matter. Therefore, furnishing the tank with river-worn cobbles and boulders would be a great idea. These lovely baby should mix well with most other chunky cyprinids.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Southeast Asia, Thailand
Temperature 24-26C
Size 40cm
Water Parameters Neutral to slightly acidic water
Water PH 6.0-7.5