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Half-Banded Barb


Species: Puntius semifasciolatus
Common Name: Chinese barb, Half-Banded Barb.
Size: 3 in (7.5 cm)
Min Tank Size: At least 40" in length.
Habitat: Asia: Red River basin, southwestern China, including Hainan.
Diet: Omvivorous, flake, live food, Algae and plants.
Behavior: Peaceful, has been known to be an aggressive eater, feed at both ends of the tank.
Water: Temperature 64-75°F (18-24°C), pH 6.0-8.0 , dH range: 5.0-19.0°
Care: Like other barbs, likes to be kept in a school of 6 or more individuals.
Communities: Good, avoid very slow fish that may be intimidated by quick movement.
Suitability: Good for all.

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