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BARBS

Family: CYPRINIDAE

Barbus, Punctis

Barbs are part of a massive family of carp and minnow fishes with 2400 species. They fish come from all over the world, but the common aquarium species come from Africa and Asia.

Barbs are a popular aquarium addition but some are reknown fin nippers, especially the Tiger barb. Unfortuneately this has given the entire genus a bad name, as most barbs are peaceful rather than semi agressive. They are a wonderful robust shoaling fish.

They are a hardy fish tolerant of wide pH ranges but do best in slightly acid to neutral water, pH 6.5-7.0. They are best kept in a planted aqaurium with rocks and wood.

Barbs are easy to feed, eating anything they are given. A good flake food with the occasional bloodworm or daphnia make for a good diet.

All carps and minnows are egg scatterers. They will eat all the eggs they can find so must be placed in a net that allows the eggs to fall through.

Ideal tank mates include: Barbs Gouramis Mollies Swordtails South American Dwarf Cichlids (such as Rams and Apistogrammas) Catfish Loaches Rainbowfish Plecos Catfish Loaches

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Black Ruby Barb
£3.00
Common name: Black Ruby Barb, Purple-Headed Barb, Ruby Barb Scientific name: Puntius Nigrofasciatus Average Adult Fish Size: 2.8 inches / 7 cm... More

CHERRY BARB
£2.49   £1.99
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In stock : 96
Puntius titteya, Barbus titteya Cherry barbs are a very easy to keep, peaceful fish, it is an active schooling fish from slow moving streams in Sri Lanka... More

DENISON BARB 1.5inch
£14.99   £6.00
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In stock : 2
Puntius denisonii The Denison Barb or Torpedo barb also known as Red Line Porpedo Shark, has a more elongated body than other barb, unlike some other... More

GOLD BARB
£2.49   £1.99
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In stock : 75
Puntius Semifasciolatus The Gold Barb is a pretty fish with its bold colour and an active, peaceful schooling species. They can be put in barb tanks... More

Gold tiger barb
£4.00   £3.00
-25%
The tiger barb can grow to about 7-10 centimeters long (2.75 - 4 in) and 3-4 centimeters wide,(1.18 in), although they are often smaller when kept in... More

Green Tiger barb
£4.99   £3.49
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The tiger barb can grow to about 7-10 centimeters long (2.75 - 4 in) and 3-4 centimeters wide,(1.18 in), although they are often smaller when kept in... More

Malayan 5 striped barb (puntius lineatus)
£6.00
In stock : 1
Name: Scientific name: Puntius lineatus Common name: Striped barb Country of origin: Asia – Borneo; Malaysia; Sri Lanka pH: 4.0 – 7.0 Temperature:... More

ROSY BARB
£3.89   £3.29
-15%
In stock : 3
Puntius conchonius, Barbus conchonius The Rosy Barb is one of the larger Barbs that can grow up to 6 inches in the wild. The male is red and gold with... More

TIGER BARB
£2.49
Puntius tetrazona, Barbus tetrazona The Tiger Barb is silver/gold with black stripes and orange accented fins. They are a very lively, playful fish that... More

TINFOIL BARB
£5.99   £5.49
-8%
Although the Tinfoil Barb is classified as being easy to keep, it is a large fish and can sometimes reach 25cm in length. Like other Barb species it is an... More

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