Thailand. The body length is up to 6 cm. the Body and fins can be painted in red, blue, green, cream, purple, brown, black or gold. The opal forms have a creamy body and colored fins. In some color forms, the fins dissect contrasting bands. The ventral fins are most often red, with white tips. Females are paler colored.
The European breeders paid the main attention not to fighting features of fishes, and their colouring and size of fins. A flock of these brawlers are kept in a species aquarium with a sufficient number of shelters. The temperature is about 24 °C. the water is soft or medium hardness, not very fresh, but not old. Veil males are best kept one at a time so that they do not damage their fins. Since older males are sedentary, they can settle for small vessels or compartments in a partitioned aquarium. The beauty of cockerels is also demonstrated in glass round aquariums, divided into 6-8 sectors. Continue reading
G. Meinken (1972) proposed to divide the genus into 4 new genera-Barbus (species with two pairs of well-developed maxillary mustache, scales soft), Barbodes (two pairs of maxillary antennae, scales large), Saroea (one pair of maxillary mustache), Puntius (no mustache). However, this division does not reflect the actual situation, because it does not take into account the more significant features of the skeleton structure, and the number of whiskers is different in fish of the same species. Therefore, the species described below are assigned to the single genus b.
Barbs — are very active schooling fish that need large tanks full of plants and free swimming. At irregular and incomplete feeding along with live forages can eat gentle parts of plants. The content is suitable for soft or medium hard water, usually fresh. Temperature 20-26 °C. Continue reading