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Redfin Butterfly Barb.
|Size:||Up to 1.25 in (2.6 cm)|
|Habitat:||Africa: Middle and upper Congo River basin.|
|Min Tank Size:||20″ or 10 gallons for a small school.|
|Diet:||Omnivorous, flake foods, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex worms, will also accept some fresh vegetables if in small enough pieces.|
|Behavior:||Schooling fish, 6+ of same species preferred for comfort of fish. Males will form a pecking order so a sufficent size aquarium is needed for larger numbers.|
|Water:||PH: 5.0 to 6.0, Temperature 68° to 79°F (20 to 26°C), dH range: 1 – 5|
|Care:||Provide a gentle current, best in temperatures under 75°F (24°C) Widely adaptable fish, does best in soft water.|
|Communities:||Due to their shy nature they are best in a species tank. They would be OK with other small fish that will not out compete them for food.|
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