Barbodes semifasciolatus


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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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