Orangefin Barb (Barbus eutaenia)

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Orangefin Barb

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Orangefin Barb

Barbus eutaenia

170 Litres (45 US G.)

12-14 cm (4.7-5.5")




6.5 - 7.5

20 -26 °C (68-78.8°F)

5-15 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Dusky Black-Striped Barb, Orangefin Barb


Difficult to visually sex, mature females may be fuller in the belly.

Tank compatibility[edit]

A generally peaceful sociable fish that should be kept in groups of 5 or more. Do not keep with aggressive fish or slow-moving shy fish.


Feed a varied diet including vegetable matter, they should accept most foods including pellets and flake, and live/frozen foods like daphnia, blanched vegetables, herbivore pellets and spirulina should also be relished.

Feeding regime[edit]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit]

Provide this fish with a laterally spacious tank, they prefer a good current, well oxygenated and a rocky substrate.


A peaceful sociable fish.


A slightly elongate fish with a pointed snout and tall pointed dorsal fin. The body is silver/green in colour, paler on the belly, with a thick black/green lateral line from the nose to the caudal peduncle. The fins are translucent with hints of yellow. Can be mistaken for Barbus macrotaenia, they are told apart by the last ray of the dorsal fin. In B.eutaenia this ray is thick enlarged and bony which is serrated, in B.macrotaenia this ray is slender and delicate, less spine like and not serrated.

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