Metallic Flying Barb (Esomus metallicus)

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Metallic Flying Barb

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Metallic Flying Barb

Esomus metallicus

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.0

[[Minimum temperature::22 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::26 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

2-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Cyprinidae



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Additional names

Metallic Flying Barb, Striped Flying Barb


Origin

Asia: Mekong, Salween and Chao Phraya basins; also from the northern Malay Peninsula.

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Requires a laterally spacious tank due to its active nature. A secure lid is a must. They do well in very matured tanks with excellent water quality. They are not too fussy about décor but do best with some dense planting and dark substrate with dim lighting.

Behaviour

Identification

Pictures

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