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 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.0 - 7.0

20 -26 °C (68-78.8°F)

2-13 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Cyprinidae





Additional names

Chalak Barb

Additional scientific names

Puntius chalakkudiensis


Origin

Asia: Chalakkudy river, Kerala, India

Sexing

Males tend to be more slender and colourful than females.

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

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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