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Tinfoil Barb
minimum size 5cm

Scientific name: Barbonymus schwanenfeldii
Common name: Tinfoil barb
Max. size: 35.0 cm / 14 inches
pH range: 6.5 – 7.0
dH range: 10
Temperature range: 22 – 25°C / 72 – 77°F

The Tinfoil barb grows really large, up to 35 centimetres (14 inches) and is therefore not suitable for small aquariums. Inexperienced aquarists sometimes purchase young Tinfoil barbs without first researching how big this fish can grow and that you should keep at least 5 specimens together.

Tinfoil barbs should always be kept together in a group consisting of at least five Tinfoil barbs. The Tinfoil bar group can be housed together with peaceful fish species of similar size or bigger. If you have a really large aquarium, you can for instance keep a group of Tinfoil barbs together with large cichlids, such as the Oscar fish (Astronotus ocellatus). Tinfoil barbs are also frequently kept together with shy and jittery fish species, since a calm Tinfoil barb group will make less tranquil fish species feel much more relaxed in the aquarium and encourage them to spend more time out in the open instead of staying hidden. Tinfoil barbs feed are chiefly herbivores, but should not be kept with crustaceans and small fishes since they can be considered food.

I am away Tuesday 29th - Friday 1st June so no fish or plants will be couriered in this time I will do my best to get them all out Monday4th and Tuesday 5th June (I will try to get hubby to send dry stock if possible) Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Morrinsville, Waikato, NZ

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