Cigar Shark (Leptobarbus hoevenii)

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Cigar Shark

Leptobarbus hoevenii

946 Litres (250 US G.)

85-100 cm (33.5-39.4")




7.0 - 7.2

23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)

10-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Other (See article)

8-12 years



Additional names

Cigar Shark, Mad Barb, Red Finned Cigar Shark, Sultan Fish, River Barb, Gold Shark

Additional scientific names

Barbus hoevenii, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Leptobarbus hoenenii

Sexing[edit | edit source]

This fish is difficult to sex visually and is not known to breed in captivity.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Due to their size and carnivorous nature, these fish should not be housed with anything that will fit in their mouths.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Leptobarbus hoevenii eat fruit that falls in the water in the wild but in an aquarium they are indiscriminate eaters and will accept most flake and pellet foods.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed them a good amount of different things each week e.g cichlid pellets or flake food, River shrimp or frozen River shrimp.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A shy and peaceful active fish though in a smaller tank they may jump if spooked by sudden movement.

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