Congo Barb (Clypeobarbus congicus)

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Congo Barb

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Congo Barb

Clypeobarbus congicus

95 Litres (25 US G.)

5.1-6.1cm (2-2.4 ")




6.0 - 7.0

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

2-10 °d

1:1 M:F

5-10 years



Additional names

Congo Barb

Additional scientific names

Barbus congicus

Tank compatibility[edit]

Should be kept in large shoals as this fish will nip and chase it's own kind, a large shoal of at least 8 individuals will spread this behaviour out and avoid serious injuries. Should not be kept with slow-moving long-finned fish as they will be fin-nipped. It is otherwise peaceful towards tank mates and should not be kept with anything very boisterous or predatory. Fish such as Upside-Down Catfish and Kribensis can work well in a spacious enough set up.


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