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Lemon-Fin Barb

 

Family: CYPRINIDAE
Species: Hypsibarbus wetmorei
Common Name: Lemon-Fin Barb
Size: Up to 10 inches (20 cm) in a home aquarium, 20 inches reported in the wild.
Habitat: ASIA: Mekong and Chao Phraya river basins; Malay Peninsula.
Note: 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.
Diet: Omnivorous, flake, Frozen, and live food. Will eat anything.
Behavior: Peaceful, lively. Keep in schools of at least six.
Water: Temperature 72 to 77°F (22 25°C) pH range: 5.0 7.0; dH range: 5 - 15
Care: Easy, needs open swimming space.
Communities: Likes to school.
Suitability: Poor, grows to large for most home aquaria.
Hobbyist Note:

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.

Niki

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