False Eight-Banded Barb (Eirmotus octozona)

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False Eight-Banded Barb

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False Eight-Banded Barb

Eirmotus octozona

38 Litres (10 US G.)

3-3.3cm (1.2-1.3 ")




6.0 - 7.0

24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)

2-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

False Eight-Banded Barb, Octozona Barb

Additional scientific names

Eirmotus octazona

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A shy shoaling fish which must be kept in groups of six or more. Do not keep with aggressive fish or fish which may out-compete them to food.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Should accept most foods including live/frozen bloodworm or daphnia as well as pellets/flake food.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day. Timid and slow to feed. Make sure they get enough by targeting individually.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Does best in a mature densely planted environment with good filtration.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Can take many weeks to settle in to a new tank environment. Very shy, can starve if not given careful attention with food.

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