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Barbus ablabes


Family: Cyprinidae
Species: Barbus ablabes
Common Name: Ablabes Barb
Size: Up to 3.75" (9.6cm)
Min Tank Size: At least 55 gallons for a school of six.
Habitat: Africa: Guinea to Nigeria.
Diet: Omnivorous, flake, live food, sinking pellets.
Behavior: Peaceful when in a school.
Water: Temperature 68°F to 79°F (20-26°C), pH: 5.5 to 7.5, Hardness: Soft to medium. dH range: 2.0 - 12.0
Care: Easy.
Communities: Good with fish of similar size. Like most barbs they may nip if not in a school.
Suitability: OK for those who can meet their needs.

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