Jae Barb (Barbus jae)

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Jae Barb

Jae Barb

Barbus jae

38 Litres (10 US G.)

3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")




5.5 - 6.2

21 -25 °C (69.8-77°F)

1-5 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Origin[edit | edit source]

Found in the Congo River system, rivers of Southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have brighter colouration than females.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This fish does well in a group of it's own kind, keep in a group of 5 or more. Due to it's size and rarity it does better in a species tank.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods, preferring live/frozen such as daphnia and brine shrimp, may also learn to accept small flake and pellet foods.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Provide this fish with a well-matured tank at least 6 months old. It must have soft acidic water in order to thrive. They do well in densely planted tanks which are on the cooler side temperature wise.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An active shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An attractive fish who's true colours only show in the right conditions. It is small and slender with a red-orange body, broken with several vertical black bars down the flanks. The fins are translucent with hints of red.

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