Video Puntigrus tetrazona — Sumatraan De Puntigrus tetrazona of Sumatraan is te herkennen aan het licht oranje lichaam met de vier zwarte banden die over het lichaam lopen. Dit kenmerk is ook in de wetenschappelijke naam te vinden, Tetra betekend namelijk vier. De mond en de vinnen zijn vaak rood. De vrouwtjes zijn te herkennen doordat ze vaak iets dikker zijn dan mannetjes en het rode op de vinnen en op de mond minder aanwezig is. Synoniemen Het Sumatraantje heeft al heel wat namen gezien.

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I alternate these 3 and my cichlids love them all. Origin The majority of the barbs of the aquarium hobby come from Asia, with a few from Africa.

There are no barbs in South America, where that niche has been taken over by tetras, nor in Australia, New Guinea nor Madagascar. I must stop here and mention there seems to be some confusion as to the Latin nomenclature of barbs. Some authors classify them all as Barbus. Others break the family up into Puntius, Barbodes, and Capoeta. Also, I should mention I have never liked the cyprinids which get too large for most home aquaria, such as the foot-long tinfoil barb, Barbus schwanefieldi, or the bala shark, Balantiocheilus melanopterus.

This article will not address those large cyprinids. It is one of the best schooling fishes, and always provides the foundation for my barb aquariums.

Running a close second is the Black Ruby Barb, Barbus nigrofasciatus. Reaching the length of nearly five inches, this fish has black horizontal stripes on a yellow background. I do know that when I keep an odd number, only a male and female survive. Small, with a beautiful cherry-red coloration, they are peaceful, long-lived and school well.

The Gold Barb, Puntius semifasciolatus, are perhaps the most underrated barb of all. I like the bright red, long-finned variety. However, the recently-imported golden yellow variety is also quite attractive.

It is one of the larger barbs, and when mature, resembles a four-inch version of a koi. The Arulius Barb, Barbus arulius, is what I consider to be the discus of the barb world. It is a seldom seen, four-inch beauty with a purple sheen and vertical black bars.

Males have a dorsal fin that sports filaments which extend nearly to the caudal fin in older specimens. It can be kept in groups. I invite other aquarists to begin looking at them more seriously.

After all, we need to start keeping something besides African cichlids , angelfish and discus!


Barb Fish: The Different Types of Freshwater Barbs

Because it is easily bred in large numbers both in the United States and in the Far East , the price of Tiger Barbs is relatively low and a very popular choice for tanks. Will thrive in water with pH from 6. Temperature Range: degrees F. Best temperature is degrees F. Ideal breeding temperature is 78 degrees F.


Puntigrus tetrazona – Sumatraan

Description[ edit ] The tiger barb can grow to about 7—10 centimeters 2. Some can grow to around 13 centimeters as well. Native fish are silver to brownish yellow with four vertical black stripes and red fins and snout. The green tiger barb is the same size and has the same nature as the normal barb, but has a green body. The green tiger barb, often called the moss green tiger barb, can vary considerably in how green it looks; to some people it looks nearly black. Albino barbs are a light yellow with four barely visible stripes. Habitat[ edit ] Tiger barbs have been reported to be found in clear or turbid shallow waters of moderately flowing streams.


Puntigrus tetrazona : Barbus de Sumatra

Classification Order: Cypriniformes Family: Cyprinidae Distribution Probably endemic to central and southern Sumatra, with records from Borneo corresponding to congeners. Feral populations derived from aquarium stock also exist in a number of other territories including Singapore, Australia, the United States, Colombia, and Suriname. Lo, pers. Ford pers.

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