Chalak Barb (Sahyadria chalakkudiensis)

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Chalak Barb

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Chalak Barb

Sahyadria chalakkudiensis

151 Litres (40 US G.)

10.2-12.7cm (4-5 ")




5.0 - 7.0

20 -26 °C (68-78.8°F)

2-13 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Chalak Barb

Additional scientific names

Puntius chalakkudiensis

Origin[edit | edit source]

Asia: Chalakkudy river, Kerala, India

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males tend to be more slender and colourful than females.

Identification[edit | edit source]

This fish is very similar to Puntius denisonii, however, P. chalakkudiensis has a more underslung mouth and more muted colours than P denisonii. It also has a dark spot in the middle of the red dorsal fin, P. denisonii has a solid red dorsal.

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