African Five/Fire Banded Barb
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These little barbs are a fantastic community fish. Unlike many other barbs they are extremely peaceful and can be kept with other small fish such as Neon Tetras.
They look a little like Tiger Barbs due to their stripes, but in fact their colour is a bit more complicated. The base background colour is orange, overlapped by stripes that are actually a very dark green.
|Scientific Name:||Desmopuntius pentazona|
|Minimum Tank Size:||76 Litres (20 US G.)|
|Water Conditions:||23.9-27.8°C (75 -82 °F), pH 5.0 - 7.0|
|Max. Size:||3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")|
|Origin:||Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, Indonesia.|
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