Barbus canius info

Basic Info

Scientific Name: Barbus canius
Type: Fresh water fish
Family: -
Origin: -
Temperature: 18 - 28 C
pH: 7 - 7.5
gH: 5 - 8
Water flow: Medium flowing water
Preferred tank level: Middle


Peaceful schooling fish that can be kept together with other peaceful fishes. It is not wise to keep them together with fishes with long fins because they like to nip them. The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background with plants that are not too soft, because they like to eat them. A dark substrate and a dimmed light are necessary, because otherwise they get very shy.They are omnivorous. You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food. A large part of the food should be vegetable. About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.


Information contributed by: Gruppo Acquariofilo Fiorentino


FTL ID: 83 Last update: 2012-10-26 12:06:10


The minimum size of the tanks shown are intended, depending on the species considered, for a single individual, a couple or the smaller group of individuals for schooling fish. Depending on fish temper, territoriality, or vivacity, breeding with other animals of the same species or different species may require larger tanks.
Main picture usually shows adults. Depending on the age and sex, there may be significant variations in the color of the specimens.

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