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Schubert’s Barb – Barbus Semifasciolatus

Common name: Schubert’s Barb

Scientific name: Barbus Semifasciolatus

Average Adult Fish Size: They will grow to 4 inches (10 cm) but not all reach this size and usually stay around the 3 inch mark.

Place of Origin: Southeast China

Typical Tank Setup: They prefer planted areas and open areas in the aquarium and like to stick in a shoal of 6-8 or more.

Recommended Tank Size: 10-20 gallons (45-90 Liters)

Compatibility: They are good in community tanks and usually peaceful.

TemperatureThey like to be at a temperature of 18-24 degrees Celsius.

Water Chemistry: pH of 6.0 – 8.0

Feeding: will eat most flake food but will also eat live foods such as bloodworm and daphnia.

Sexing: the females tend to have rounder bellies than the males and grow slightly larger.

Breeding: During breeding the males will fight for the females and show bright colors. . This species are egg-scatterers and will eat their own eggs. Once eggs have been laid, hatching takes around 1 and a half days.

Additional Information: The Barbus semifasciolatus is commonly found in the fish hobby in the color of gold. They are small shoaling fish that enjoy a well planted aquarium as well as some open spaces.