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Arulius Barb

 

Family: CYPRINIDAE
Species: Puntius arulius
Common Name: Arulius Barb
Size: Up to 4.5 inches (12 cm)
Habitat: MAINLAND SOUTH ASIA: Rivers in southern India.
Min Tank Size: At least 55 gallons for a school of six.
Diet: Omnivorous, flake, Frozen, live food and sinking pellets.
Behavior: Peaceful when in a school.
Water: Temperature 66°F to 77°F (19-25°C), pH: 6.0 to 8.0, Hardness: Soft to medium. dH range: 2.0 - 10.0
Care: Easy.
Communities: Good with fish of similar size. Like most barbs they may nip if not in a school.
Suitability: Good

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