African Five/Fire Banded Barb

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.)
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 23.9-27.8°C (75 -82 °F), pH 5.0 - 7.0
Max. Size: 3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")
Color Form:
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, Indonesia.
Family: Cyprinidae


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