Jae Barb (Barbus jae)

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Jae Barb

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Jae Barb

Barbus jae

Challenging

38 Litres (10 US G.)

3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")

sg

Freshwater

pH

5.5 - 6.2

294.15 K
69.8 °F
529.47 °R
298.15 K
77 °F
536.67 °R
21 -25 °C (69.8-77°F)

1-5 °d

1:2 M:F

3-5 years




Origin

Found in the Congo River system, rivers of Southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Sexing

Males have brighter colouration than females.

Tank compatibility

This fish does well in a group of it's own kind, keep in a group of 5 or more. Due to it's size and rarity it does better in a species tank.

Diet

Will accept most foods, preferring live/frozen such as daphnia and brine shrimp, may also learn to accept small flake and pellet foods.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Provide this fish with a well-matured tank at least 6 months old. It must have soft acidic water in order to thrive. They do well in densely planted tanks which are on the cooler side temperature wise.

Behaviour

An active shoaling fish.

Identification

An attractive fish who's true colours only show in the right conditions. It is small and slender with a red-orange body, broken with several vertical black bars down the flanks. The fins are translucent with hints of red.

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