Desmopuntius johorensis


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SKU: Malaysian Striped Barb WILD (D. johorensis) MD Categories: ,

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Desmopuntius johorensis, also known as the Striped Barb:

**Max Size:**
– Grows to a substantial size, reaching around 5 inches in length.

**Tank Requirements:**
– Minimum of 55 gallon for a group of 6.
– Provide ample space and hiding spots with rocks, driftwood, and plants.

**Water Parameters:**
– Temperature: 68°F – 79°F (20°C – 26°C).
– pH: 6.0 – 7.5.
– Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water.

**Tank Setup:**
– Incorporate large rocks, caves, driftwood, and aquatic plants.
– Create strong water movement to mimic river conditions.

– Omnivorous diet with a preference for live and natural foods.
– Offer high-quality pellets, live insects, small fish, and vegetables.

**Behavior and Compatibility:**
– Active and robust fish, incompatible with smaller or timid tankmates.
– Best suited for large tanks or pond settings with other robust species.

**Water Maintenance:**
– Ensure excellent water quality with regular maintenance and filtration.
– Monitor water parameters closely due to their size and feeding habits.

– Breeding in captivity is challenging due to size and specific requirements.
– Limited information is available on their breeding habits.

**General Tips:**
– Provide a spacious and stimulating environment to prevent stress.
– Consult with experts for proper care and habitat design.

As always, maintaining the health and well-being of fish like the Lemon Fin Barbs requires thorough research, attention to specific requirements, and responsible care.” **Max Size:**
– Grows to a maximum size of about 4 inches (10 cm).

**Tank Requirements:**
– Suitable for tanks around 40 gallons or more.
– Provide hiding spots with plants, rocks, and driftwood.

**Water Parameters:**
– Temperature: 68°F – 77°F (20°C – 25°C).
– pH: 5.0 – 7.0.
– Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water.

**Tank Setup:**
– Incorporate live plants, rocks, and driftwood for a natural environment.
– Utilize fine-gravel substrate and create open swimming areas.

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

**Behavior and Compatibility:**
– Generally peaceful and social; keep in groups of 6 or more.
– Suitable for community tanks with other small, non-aggressive species.

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

– Egg scatterer with moderate breeding difficulty.
– Provide fine-leaved plants or a spawning mop for egg attachment.
– Consider a separate breeding tank for egg protection.

**General Tips:**
– Observe behavior for health and compatibility.
– Maintain good water quality and offer a varied diet.
– Avoid overcrowding to prevent stress-related issues.

Please utilize the provided resource and any additional research to ensure accurate and up-to-date care information for your Striped Barbs (Desmopuntius johorensis).

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