African Clown Barbs

TheEssigs

Hey gang, I was wondering if anyone had any of these barbs yet? If so, what are your thoughts on these fish?
 

Tom

I've heard of the regular clown barbs from S.E. Asia, they grow 5.5" and peaceful, or that's what the book I was looking in had said.
Tom
 

TheEssigs

No, not those guys... These African ones just started exporting in 06. They are small, max size about 1-2". They are small, tanish in color, with big dark spots. Very vute looking. I was just wondering what they were like in the aquarium... since they are fairly new, not to many LFS people know anything about them (not a big shock there tho)... I read up on them, and they sound like a great addition to a community, but I was looking for personal experiences... maybe DINO will know!
 

Chief_waterchanger

Dino's not kept them, but he told me he'd do some research in his literature to see what he can find for you.
 

Chief_waterchanger

Here is the info Dino and I could find from internet sources only, please know it is not verified, but fishbase is a very reputable source that Dino trusts.

African Clown Barb
Barbus Hulstaerti
3.5cm (1.12 inches) max length
small barb, slightly acidic water

22-24 degrees celsius
82-84ish degrees farenheit
pH range: 6.0-6.5
dH (hardness): 5
Location is Central Congo River System
Listed as being harmless, but please keep your senses, most lifeforms of any sort can be harmful under certain circumstances.

Here is the link to the site to both give them props for the info and for those that wanna check it out.



There is another site I viewed that had typos on important information. Such as listed 1.12inches as 112inches. Little difference there.

Pictures are in top right corner of the hyperlink, enjoy.
 

TheEssigs

Hey, thanks Chief! I appreciate the info, and links!
 

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