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Banded or Lined Barb


Species: Puntius johorensis
Common Name: Striped barb, Banded or Lined Barb.
Size: Up to 4.75 in (12 cm)
Habitat: SE. ASIA: Streams and rivers in Borneo, Malaysia, Sumatra
Min Tank Size: At least 55 gallons for a school of six.
Diet: Omnivorous, flake, Frozen, live food and pellets.
Behavior: Peaceful and active schooling fish.
Water: Temperature 73°F to 79°F (23-26°C), pH: 6.0 to 6.6, Hardness: Soft to medium. dH range: 5.0 - 12.0
Care: Easy to keep and breed.
Communities: Ok with similar types. Needs a large aquarium.
Suitability: Good

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