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Mahecola Barb Puntius assimilis Puntius filamentosus assimilis Dawkinsia assimilis

Category: Barbs

Size: 6-8cm

Price: £18.95 each

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Stock: 1 in stock



Rare barb , not often 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 7.2 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 5 or more Mahecola Barb Puntius assimilis Puntius filamentosus assimilis Dawkinsia assimilis and get 10% off!!
Size: 6-8cm

Dawkinsia assimilis (Mahecola Barb, Puntius assimilis Puntius filamentosus assimilis)

A beautiful silvery barb marked with a big black patch on the caudal peduncle and red and black tips to the tail fin. Rather similar to Puntius filamentosus, it was for a while assumed to be geographical variant of that fish.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

An adaptable, medium sized barb that in the wild inhabits a variety of environments from slow flowing muddy waters to the areas around water falls. As a result, it is relatively indifferent to water chemistry and should settled down nicely in any properly maintained freshwater aquarium. As with other barbs though, this species appreciates a decent current and plenty of swimming space, since it is an active, playful fish.

While not a fin-nipper, this species is fairly boisterous, the males especially engaging in chases and mock-fights. This species is reputed to be somewhat predatory, so do not keep with very small tankmates (such as neons). Otherwise easy to keep, it will coexist well with other community species of similar size, and readily accepted flake and frozen foods of all types.

A new species in the trade, and detailed breeding reports are lacking, but assumed to be essentially similar to other Puntius in basic method.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South Asia: India
Temperature 24-26 C
Size Around 11 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-8.0