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Dorsalis Barb

 

Family: CYPRINIDAE
Species: Puntius dorsalis
Common Name: Dorsalis Barb
Size: Up to 10 inches (25 cm) usually 5 inches (13 cm)
Habitat: ASIA: rivers and streams in India and Sri Lanka.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallons for a school.
Diet: Omnivorous, flake, Frozen, and live food.
Behavior: Peaceful, lively.
Water: Temperature 68 to 78°F (20 26°C) pH range: 6.5 7.5; dH range: 5 - 12
Care: Easy.
Communities: Keep with peaceful fish that are large enough not to be considered food.
Suitability: Good, seldom seen.

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