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Sickle Fin Barb Puntioplites falcifer
Price: £44.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 3 in stock
Schooling Fish: Yes
Diet: Special Needs
Water Chemistry: Adaptable
Cracking large barb - very rarely available.
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
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.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Southeast Asia, Thailand|
|Water Parameters||Neutral to slightly acidic water|