Additional species photographs
|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.
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