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  • Gnathopogon bimaculatus - Two spot barb

    Gnathopogon bimaculatus - Two spot barb

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Gnathopogon bimaculatus
    Common name: Two spot barb
    AKA: Redside barb, Red Side barb, Two-spotted barb
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Puntius bimaculatus, Puntius (Capoeta) puckelli, Puntius (Capoeta) puckelli

    Country of origin: South-East Asia Sri-Lanka
    pH: 6.0 7.5
    Temperature: 18 - 24c
    Hardness: 36 268 ppm
    Water flow: low - standard
    Oxygenation: standard ...
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  • Dawkinsia filamentosa - Black spot barb

    Dawkinsia filamentosa - Black spot barb

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Dawkinsia filamentosa
    Common name: Black spot barb
    AKA: Blackspot barb, Filament barb, Filamentosa barb
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: mahecola barb, Leuciscus filamentosus, Puntius filamentosus, Systomus maderaspatensis

    Country of origin: Asia India
    pH: 6.0 7.0
    Temperature: 20 - 25c
    Hardness: 36 268 ppm
    Water flow: standard - high
    Oxygenation: high ...
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  • Dawkinsia arulius - Longfin barb

    Dawkinsia arulius - Longfin barb

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Dawkinsia arulius
    Common name: Longfin barb
    AKA: Arulius barb, Silas barb, Tamiraparani barb,
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Puntius arulius, Systomus arulius, Systomus arulius, Systomus rubrotinctus, Systomus rubrotinctus

    Country of origin: Asia India
    pH: 6.0 7.5
    Temperature: 19 - 25c
    Hardness: 36 179 ppm
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: high ...
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  • Systomus tetrazona - Tiger barb/ Sumatra barb

    Systomus tetrazona - Tiger barb/ Sumatra barb


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    Photo thanks to ChrisandDrew green moss barb variant

    Name:
    Scientific name: Systomus tetrazona
    Common name: Tiger barb
    AKA: Sumatra barb
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Barbus tetrazona / Capoeta tetrazona/ Puntius tetrazona/ Systomus sumatrensis/ Systomus sumatranus

    Country of origin: South-East Asia Sumatra
    pH: 6.0 8.0
    Temperature: 22 - 26c
    Hardnes...
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  • Systomus pentazona - Five barred barb

    Systomus pentazona - Five barred barb

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Systomus pentazona
    Common name: Five barred barb
    AKA: Five-banded barb
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Barbus pentazona/ Puntius pentazona

    Country of origin: South-East Asia Borneo
    pH: 4.0 7.0
    Temperature: 21 - 26c
    Hardness: 18 90 ppm
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: standard

    Maximum size: 5.5 cm

    Diet: Live, frozen, flake...
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  • Systomus partipentazona - Tiger barb

    Systomus partipentazona - Tiger barb

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Systomus partipentazona
    Common name: Tiger barb
    AKA: Partipentazona barb
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Barbus partipentazona/ Puntigrus partipentazona/ Puntius partipentazona

    Country of origin: South-East Asia Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia), Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam
    pH: 6.0 7.0
    Temperature: 22 - 26c
    Hardness: 54 179 ppm ...
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  • Systomus lateristriga - Spanner barb/ T-barb

    Systomus lateristriga - Spanner barb/ T-barb

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Systomus lateristriga
    Common name: Spanner barb
    AKA: T-barb
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Barbodes lateristriga/ Barbus lateristriga/ Puntius lateristriga

    Country of origin: South-East Asia Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
    pH: 6.0 8.0
    Temperature: 20 - 28c
    Hardness: 18 179 ppm
    Water flow: high - standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum...
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  • Systomus hexazona - Tiger barb/ Six band barb

    Systomus hexazona - Tiger barb/ Six band barb


    Photo thanks to enoch, tweaked by BrianS

    Name:
    Scientific name: Systomus hexazona
    Common name: Tiger barb
    AKA: 'Pentazona' Barb/ Six band barb/ Sixband barb
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Barbus hexazona/ Puntius hexazona/ Puntius johorensis

    Country of origin: South-East Asia Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, Singapore

    pH: 4.0 7.0
    Temperature: 20 - 26c
    Hardness: 18 - 90 dGH
    Water flow:...
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  • Systomus asoka - Asoka barb

    Systomus asoka - Asoka barb

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    Name:
    Scientific name: Systomus asoka
    Common name: Asoka barb
    AKA:
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: Barbichthys asokae/ Barbus asoka/ Puntius asoka

    Country of origin: South-East Asia Sri Lanka

    pH: 6.5 7.5
    Temperature: 25 - 30c
    Hardness: 1 - 18 dGH
    Water flow: high - standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size: 17 cm

    Diet: Live, frozen, flake &...
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  • Xiphophorus hellerii - Swordtail

    Xiphophorus hellerii - Swordtail


    Photo thanks to globali

    Name:
    Scientific name: Xiphophorus hellerii
    Common name: Swordtail
    AKA: Green swordtail
    Mistakenly or previously labelled: X. helleri

    Country of origin: Central & North America

    pH: 7.0 8.0
    Temperature: 20 - 28c
    Hardness: 10 30 dGH
    Water flow: standard
    Oxygenation: high

    Maximum size: 14 cm male; 16 cm - female

    Diet: Live, frozen,...
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    Photo thanks to murrayman85

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    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.0
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