Up to 10 inches (20 cm) in a home aquarium, 20 inches
reported in the wild.
ASIA: Mekong and Chao Phraya river basins; Malay
Should not be considered a home aquarium fish, young
are sometimes seen for sale and caution should taken before purchasing.
It is unfair to subject any animal to less than ideal living conditions.
Min Tank Size:
At least 125 gallons for young, public aquarium
for mature specimens.
Omnivorous, flake, Frozen, and live food. Will eat anything.
Peaceful, lively. Keep in schools of at least six.
Temperature 72 to 77°F (22 – 25°C) pH range: 5.0 – 7.0; dH range:
5 - 15
Easy, needs open swimming space.
Likes to school.
Poor, grows to large for most home aquaria.
I just wanted to send an amendment for your info page on the
lemon fin barb (hypsibarbus wetmorei). They will easily get
bigger than 10" in a home aquarium - I had 5 in an overcrowded,
dirty 150g tank and when I rehoused them, as I simply couldn't
keep up with the fish I then had (hence the dirty), they were
13-15" SL and still growing! They reached that size in roughly
2 years, from coming home at about 6" long.