Puntius nigrofasciatus
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Puntius nigrofasciatus

Common Names: Black Ruby Barb
Synonyms: Barbus nigrofasciatus
Family: Cyprinidae
Category: Cyprinids
Distribution: Asia; Sri Lanka.
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful but active.
Diet: Herbivore; Herbivore
Care: Feed with normal and vegetable flakes and freeze dried tablets.
6 - 6.5
22°C - 26°C
72°F - 79°F
5 dH - 12 dH
Potential Size: Male: 6cm (2.4")
Female: 6cm (2.4")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Male is larger and has brighter colours. The males fins also have more black that extends to the tips.
Breeding: Relatively easy to breed, a varied diet is an important stimulant for breeding.
Comments: Best kept in schools of three or more.
Main Colours: Red, Black
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Adam
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