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General Body Form:
Male: A deep-bodied, fusiform shape with a large mouth with two pair of sensory barbels and a pointed snout. Fins are moderately long and somewhat rounded, with the exception of the tall pointed dorsal fin and the homocercal caudal fin. Can be distinguished from Barbus macrotaenia by the last ray in the dorsal fin which is enlarged, bony and serrated in B. eutaenia. Female: May have rounder bellies.
Countershading on body shows as silvery-olive dorsally and silvery-white ventrally with a thick, black mid-lateral stripe through the mid-caudal rays. Bands shadowing this line above and below may occur in well-marked specimens. Fins are translucent yellow or orange. Dorsal fin has a line of large black scales basally.
OMNIVORE: Feeds on insects in the wild, but in aquaria it appreciates a varied diet of live or frozen daphnia, blanched vegetables, herbivore pellets, flakes and spirulina. Prefers very clean, mature water that is well-oxygenated and has a good current. Needs a longer, planted tank with rounded gravel or rocky substrate, rocks and driftwood. A peaceful and affable shoaling fish. This peaceful fish thrives in a shoal and also does well with non-aggressive fish that are neither shy nor slow. A stocking ratio of one male to two females is recommended.
Usually inhabits clear streams strewn with rocks and boulders.
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