Category: Barbs

(black-ruby-barb)

Black-ruby-barb

Barb, also called Barbel, (genus Barbus),of numerous freshwater fishes belonging to a genus in the carp family, Cyprinidae. The barbs are native to Europe, Africa, and Asia. The members of this genus typically have one or more pairs of barbels (slender, fleshy protuberances) near the mouth and often have large, shining scales. The species vary widely in size; certain barbs are only about 2.5–5 cm (1–2 inches) long, while the mahseer (q.v.) of India may be 2 m (6.5 feet) long. Several species are listed as endangered in the Red Data Book.

Eight-banded False Barb (Eirmotus octozona)

The Eight-banded False Barb is a peaceful shoaling fish with a slightly timid nature. Ideal aquarium conditions include soft water, vegetation, shaded areas and peaceful tankmates. Avoiding bright lighting and providing a dark substrate...

Gold tiger barb Puntius tetrazona

Common name: Gold Tiger Barb, Sumatra Barb Scientific name: Puntius Tetrazona Average Adult Fish Size:  2.8 inches  /  7 cm Place of Origin: Indonesia and Malaysia Typical Tank setup: A well planted aquarium with rock work and driftwood /...

Green tiger barb

Common name: Green Tiger Barb, Sumatra Barb Scientific name: Puntius Tetrazona Average Adult Fish Size:  2.8 inches  /  7 cm Place of Origin: Indonesia and Malaysia Typical Tank setup: A well planted aquarium with rock work and driftwood /...

Clown Barb (clown barb)

Puntius everetti (clown barb)

The clown barb is a typical medium sized barb with an active and peaceful nature. It is best kept in medium to large aquariums with plenty of open swimming spaces and hiding spots in...

Puntius semifasciolatus (golden barb)

The Golden Barb is a hardy and popular aquarium fish, almost always present in aquarium shops. Its bright colour and peaceful nature make it ideal for most community aquariums. The body of these fish...