Barbel (Barbus barbus)

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Barbel

Barbus barbus

Challenging

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 7.8

[[Minimum temperature::10 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::24 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

6-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods

5-10 years

Family

Cyprinidae



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Additional names

Barbel, River Barb, Common Barb

Additional scientific names

Barbus barbus barbus, Barbus barbus borysthenicus, Barbus barbus gallicus, Barbus communis, Barbus communis, Barbus fluviatilis, Barbus fluviatilis alba, Barbus fluviatilis aurata, Barbus fluviatilis aurata, Barbus fluviatilis tyrasensis, Barbus mayori, Barbus microphthalmus, Barbus microphthalmus, Barbus vulgaris, Cyprinus barba, Cyprinus barbus


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Needs fast-flowing well oxygenated water and large rock substrate. Due to this fish's large size it's best left only for public aquaria or large outdoor ponds.

Behaviour

Identification

Pictures

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