Puntius arulius
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Puntius arulius

Common Names: Arulius Barb
Longfin Barb
Synonyms: Barbus arulius
Systomus arulius
Family: Cyprinidae
Category: Cyprinids
Distribution: Asia; Eastern India.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with normal and vegetable flakes or live foods. Keep some larger broad leaved plants in the tank. Regular water changes are necessary.
6 - 6.5
20°C - 25°C
68°F - 77°F
8 dH - 14 dH
Potential Size: Male: 12cm (4.7")
Female: 12cm (4.7")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: At spawning time the male has small white spots around its mouth in much the same way as a Goldfish. The males have longer dorsal fins.
Breeding: Hard to breed. More information coming soon.
Comments: Best kept in schools.
Main Colours: Green, White, Black
Markings: Spots Large
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Adam
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