Metallic Flying Barb (Esomus metallicus)

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Metallic Flying Barb

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Metallic Flying Barb

Esomus metallicus

76 Litres (20 US G.)

6.4-7.6cm (2.5-3 ")




6.0 - 7.0

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

2-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Additional names

Metallic Flying Barb, Striped Flying Barb

Origin[edit | edit source]

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

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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.

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