Oliotius oligolepis


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Minimum order: 6
SKU: Checker Barb TR (O. oligolepis) SM Categories: ,

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Oliotius oligolepis, also known as the Checker Barb:

**Max Size:**
– Adults typically reach a maximum size of about 1.5 to 2 inches (4 to 5 cm).

**Tank Requirements:**
– Suitable for smaller aquariums, a tank of at least 10 gallons can accommodate a small group.
– Provide open swimming areas as well as hiding spots using plants and decorations.

**Water Parameters:**
– Temperature: 64°F to 77°F (18°C to 25°C).
– pH: 5.5 to 7.5.
– Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water.

**Tank Setup:**
– Include live plants such as Java moss, Java fern, and floating plants.
– Provide driftwood, rocks, and caves for hiding and shelter.

– Omnivorous species with a preference for small foods.
– Offer high-quality flake food, micro pellets, and small frozen or live foods like daphnia, baby brine shrimp, and micro worms.

**Behavior and Compatibility:**
– Peaceful and social fish best kept in groups of 6 or more.
– Suitable for community tanks with other small, non-aggressive species.

**Water Maintenance:**
– Perform regular water changes of 20-30% to maintain water quality.
– Monitor water parameters and ensure a stable environment.

– These fish are egg scatterers.
– Provide fine-leaved plants or a spawning mop for them to lay eggs.
– Parents may eat the eggs, so consider using a separate breeding tank.
– Raise the fry on infusoria and later baby brine shrimp.

**General Tips:**
– Monitor their interactions with tankmates to ensure peaceful coexistence.
– Maintain good water quality and provide proper nutrition for their well-being.
– Avoid overcrowding, as it can lead to stress and health problems.

As always, while the above information provides a general guideline, individual fish may have their own preferences and behaviors. Regular observation and adjustments to care are important for maintaining the health and happiness of your Checker Barbs.

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