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Checker Barb Island Barb Puntius oligolepis

Category: Barbs

Size: 2-3cm

Price: £3.00 each

Discount: No discounts available

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 7.5 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 2-3cm

Puntius oligolepis (Checker Barb, Island Barb)

A large barb suited to big community tanks with peaceful but robust tankmates such as non-predatory catfish, large gouramis, and the more docile cichlids. This barbs grow quickly!

Both sexes are silvery with scales bearing large black patches, particularly on the flanks. Males tend to have reddish fins, while those on the females are more yellow.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Peaceful, sociable barb that does well in groups. Males are sometimes short-tempered towards one another but rarely fight. Nonetheless, try and keep more females than males. An omnivorous fish, this species will eat flake foods readily but should be offered vegetarian foods including algae on a regular basis.

Not often bred in captivity due to its large size, but essentially similar to other Asian barbs.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Indonesia, Sumatra
Temperature 20-24 C
Size 15 cm
Water Parameters Soft, acidic water preferred
Water PH 6.5-7.0