Lemon Fin Barb (Hypsibarbus wetmorei)

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Lemon Fin Barb

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Lemon Fin Barb

Hypsibarbus wetmorei

284 Litres (75 US G.)

20-25 cm (7.9-9.8")




7.0 - 7.2

22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)

10-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Other (See article)

18-20 years



Additional names

Lemon Fin Barb, Diamond Shark, Golden Belly Barb

Additional scientific names

Barbus daruphani, Puntius wetmorei, Poropuntius wetmorei, Barbus beasleyi

Origin[edit | edit source]

Found in Asia in the Maeklong, Mekong and Chao Phraya basins on the Malay Peninsula.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Very difficult to visually sex.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This fish is relatively sociable so does best kept in groups of at least 3-4 or more. May eat smaller fish so keep with similar sized robust tank mates only.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Almost anything. Will accept dry, frozen and live foods, and will also appreciate some vegetable matter in the diet. Will occasionally eat plants in the aquarium.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Once to three times daily. Has a bottomless appetite so feed with caution.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Plenty of open swimming space is needed for this fish, which will be quite skittish if frightened of surprised. Plants may be eaten.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A very active, large shoaling species.

Identification[edit | edit source]

There are many similar fish, but these fish aren't common in the aquarium trade. Can be distinguished from the Tinfoil Barb by the orange/yellow fins in the Lemon-Fin, and the Red fins in Tinfoils.

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