Puntius gelius
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Puntius gelius

Common Names: Dwarf Barb
Golden Barb
Golden Dwarf Barb
Synonyms: Barbus gelius
Cyprinus gelius
Family: Cyprinidae
Category: Cyprinids
Distribution: Asia; India.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful. Recommended for community tanks. Can kill snails and shrimp.
Diet: Ominvore; Omnivore
Care: Feed with crushed vegetable flakes. Add a few broad leaved plants.
6 - 7
18°C - 24°C
64°F - 75°F
8 dH - 12 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5cm (2")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males have a more  ounced copper coloured vertical stripe.
Breeding: Use pH of 6.5 and a higher temperature of 22°C in a small breeding tank. The eggs are laid on fine leaved plants, Remove the parents after the eggs are laid.
Comments: Keep in schools of six to eight.
Main Colours: Gold
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Not Specified
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: bettachris, jtkessler
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