Six-Banded Barb (Desmopuntius hexazona)

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Six-Banded Barb

Puntius pentazona.jpg
Six-Banded Barb

Desmopuntius hexazona

76 Litres (20 US G.)

5.1-5.3cm (2-2.1 ")




4.0 - 7.0

20 -26 °C (68-78.8°F)

5-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

4-5 years



Additional names

Six-Banded Barb, Six-Banded Tiger Barb

Additional scientific names

Barbus hexazona, Puntius hexazona, Systomus hexazona

Origin[edit | edit source]

From the Mekong drainage basin along the Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Can be mistaken for the very similar Desmopuntius pentazona. D.pentazona has a spot at the base of the dorsal fin in between the bars, D.hexazona does not.

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