Sumatran Barbus or Barbus tetrazona. Belong to freshwater spawning fish of the family of cyprinids.
Barbus fish is very active, cheerful and pleases with its lively disposition. It is very popular among the inhabitants of aquariums.
The length of the barbus is up to 7 cm, and on the body there are four characteristic stripes located vertically.
Barbs are omnivores. They absorb both live and dry food. It must be controlled so that they do not overeat and add more plant foods to their diet.
Maintenance and care
Barbuses do not belong to the hard parameters of the content. Usually they are kept in a flock of 5-7pcs. The required temperature of the water in the aquarium is 21-23 ° C. It must be filtered and regularly updated.
These fish are ready for breeding in 5-9 months. A female barbus produces approximately 500 eggs. Somewhere in four days, juveniles can already swim. By the month of life, fry acquire the appearance of an adult fish. The life expectancy of a barbus is 3-5 years.