Clown Barb (Puntius everetti)

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Clown Barb

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Clown Barb

Puntius everetti

132 Litres (35 US G.)

12-15 cm (4.7-5.9")




6.0 - 6.5

24 -30 °C (75.2-86°F)

6-16 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Clown Barb, Everett's Barb

Additional scientific names

Barbus everetti, Barbodes everetti

Origin[edit | edit source]

Asia: Borneo and Sumatra.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are slimmer and have more vivid colouration.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A shoaling fish that needs to be in groups of 6 or more. An active fish that does well with fish such as Zebra Danios, similar sized Tetras, Corydoras etc.

Diet[edit | edit source]

This fish will accept most foods including pellet and flake, blanched vegetables and live/frozen food such as brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Keep this fish is a spacious and long tank as it needs room to swim. May nibble on plants.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An active and fast-swimming shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Similar in colouration to the Tiger Barb, and is orange/red in colour with a paler belly and the black/dark green vertical bands are more slender and irregular. The fish is more elongated than the Tiger Barb and has two sets of barbels.

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