Scientific Name : Barbonymus schwanenfeldii
Common Names : Tinfoil Barb, River Barb
Care Level : Easy to Moderate, this fish needs a larger tank
Size : 13 inches (32 cm)
pH : 6.0 - 7.5
Temperature : 75°F - 80°F (24°C - 27°C)
Life span : 8 - 10 years
Origin / Habitat : Rivers in Thailand and Sumatra, also found in the Iberian Peninsula
Temperament / Behavior : This fish can be peaceful enough for a very large community tank, but it may eat smaller fish.
Breeding : May be possible to breed in the home aquarium. You would need a very large tank to house the adults. Egglayer that likes higher temperatures (77 - 80°F) for breeding. Remove adults to keep them from eating the eggs.
Aquarium Size : 75 gallon (284 liters) minimum
Tank Mates : May go well with Bala Shark, Pleco, Silver Dollar and other large fish
Diet / Foods : An herbivore - provide a varied diet with algae wafers, pellet food and frozen food.
Tank Region : Mostly middle to top
Gender : Difficult to determine