Oreichthys crenuchoides


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Minimum order: 6
SKU: Drape Fin Barb WILD (O. crenuchoides) SM Categories: ,

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Oreichthys crenuchoides, also known as the Drape Fin Barb:

**Max Size:**
– Adults typically reach a maximum size of about 1 to 1.8 inches (2.5 to 4.5 cm).

**Tank Requirements:**
– Small aquariums of 10 gallons or more are suitable for a small group.
– Provide hiding places using plants, driftwood, and decorations.

**Water Parameters:**
– Temperature: 73°F to 82°F (23°C to 28°C).
– pH: 6.0 to 7.5.
– Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water.

**Tank Setup:**
– Incorporate live plants like Java moss, Anubias, and floating plants for cover.
– Use fine-gravel substrate and provide open swimming areas.

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

**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:**
– 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.
– Consider a separate breeding tank to protect the eggs from being eaten.
– Raise the fry on infusoria and later baby brine shrimp.

**General Tips:**
– Observe their behavior and interaction with tankmates to ensure their well-being.
– Maintain good water quality and provide proper nutrition.
– Avoid overcrowding, as it can lead to stress and health issues.

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 Drape Fin Barbs.

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