Clown Barb (Barbodes Everetti)
The Clown Barb is a true showstopper with its stunning gold body and bold black stripe that runs horizontally along its sides. This medium-sized freshwater fish reaches a maximum size of around 6 inches in length and is an ideal choice for aquarium enthusiasts seeking a peaceful and attractive fish. Their distinctive red fins add to their overall beauty, making them popular among hobbyists.
In addition to their striking appearance, the Clown Barb are social fish that enjoys swimming and playing in schools of 6 to promote their well-being and happiness. They are also compatible with a wide range of other community fish, making them an excellent addition to any peaceful aquarium. The Clown Barbs playful nature provides hours of entertainment for observers.
Overall, the Clown Barb is a fantastic choice for aquarium enthusiasts seeking a beautiful and entertaining fish that is easy to care for and compatible with a wide range of other peaceful fish.
Tank Habitat and Care:
The Clown Barb is a hardy fish that is relatively easy to care for. They are best kept in a tank of at least 30 gallons, with plenty of plants and hiding places. The water in the tank should be kept between 72°F and 80°F, with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.5. They prefer soft to moderately hard water with a dGH range of 5-15. They prefer well-oxygenated water with moderate to high flow, and the tank should be fitted with a good-quality filtration system to maintain water quality.
In the wild, the Clown Barb feeds on small insects and crustaceans. In the aquarium, they are not picky eaters and will happily consume a variety of foods. They should be fed a balanced diet consisting of high-quality flakes or pellets, supplemented with occasional treats of live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp or bloodworms.
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