Barbodes semifasciolatus


Please note that the fish shown in the photo is not the exact fish you will receive and is only a representative of what a specimen will look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex (if listed as unsexed) of the fish you receive. For these fish, the wild variety is shown in the photo. Tank raised individuals lack any green/red coloration.

Minimum order: 6
SKU: Gold Barb TR (B. semifasciolatus) SM Categories: ,

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Barbodes semifasciolatus, also known as the Gold Barb

**Max Size:**
– Reaches a maximum size of about 2.5 to 3 inches (6 to 7.5 cm).

**Tank Requirements:**
– Ideal tank size: 20 gallons or larger.
– Include hiding spots using plants, rocks, and driftwood.

**Water Parameters:**
– Temperature: 6°F – 75°F (16°C – 24°C).
– pH: 6.0 – 7.5.
– Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water.

**Tank Setup:**
– Utilize live plants like Java fern, Amazon sword, and floating plants.
– Provide open swimming areas and structured hiding spots.

– Omnivorous diet with a preference for small foods.
– Offer high-quality flakes, pellets, live, and frozen foods.

**Behavior and Compatibility:**
– Generally peaceful, but can show fin-nipping behavior.
– Keep in groups of 6 or more to reduce aggression.
– Compatible with other peaceful community fish.

**Water Maintenance:**
– Regular 20-30% water changes to maintain water quality.
– Monitor water parameters and ensure stability.

– Egg-scattering spawner.
– Use fine-leaved plants or a spawning mop for egg attachment.
– Consider a separate breeding tank to protect eggs.

**General Tips:**
– Observe behavior for signs of stress or illness.
– Maintain good water quality and provide varied diet.
– Avoid overstocking for a harmonious tank environment.

Remember, individual variations might exist, so closely observe and adapt care to meet the specific needs of your Gold Barbs for their well-being.

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