Six-Banded Barb (Desmopuntius hexazona)

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Six-Banded Barb

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Six-Banded Barb

Desmopuntius hexazona

76 Litres (20 US G.)

5.1-5.3cm (2-2.1 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

4.0 - 7.0

20 -26 °C (68-78.8°F)

5-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

4-5 years

Family

Cyprinidae





Additional names

Six-Banded Barb, Six-Banded Tiger Barb

Additional scientific names

Barbus hexazona, Puntius hexazona, Systomus hexazona


Origin

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

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

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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