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 Cumming's Barb


Species: Puntius cummingi
Common Name: Cumming's Barb, Two spot Barb
Size: Up to 2 inches (5 cm)
Habitat: ASIA: Endemic to Sri Lanka.
Min Tank Size: At least 20 gallons more if you wish a school.
Diet: Omnivorous, flake, Frozen, and live food.
Behavior: Peaceful and active. Timid around other fish. Needs to be in a school of at least six for security.
Water: Temperature 71°F to 83°F (22-28°C), pH: 5.5 to 6.5, Hardness: Soft to medium. dH range: 2.0 - 18.0
Care: Medium, can be difficult to acclimate if conditions are not right for it.
Communities: Good with other small peacful species.
Suitability: Good

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