Lemon Fin Barb (Hypsibarbus wetmorei)
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Lemon Fin Barb
284 Litres (75 US G.)
20-25 cm (7.9-9.8")
7.0 - 7.2
22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)
- 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.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )