Drape Fin Barb Care Guide


Drape Fin Barb
(Oreichthys crenuchoides)

Common names:
Drape Fin Barb, Indian Drape Fin Barb.

Size: 4-5cm

pH: 6.0 – 7.5

Tempº: 24ºC - 28ºC

Tank region: Middle Bottom layer

Origin: India, Burma.

Gender: Males have the spectacular large yellow dorsal fin, mature females are rounder and males tend to get larger and more colourful.

Notes: The Drape Fin Barb is still quite rare in the Aquarium trade, but when it is available it’s well worth snatching up.

This peaceful schooling species can be quite shy, making it largely unsuitable for communities of big boisterous fish. It will enjoy a planted aquarium, where the school can seek refuge in the foliage. The fish will develop a pecking order between themselves – it’s usually a good idea to maintain them in a ratio of 1 male to every 2-3 females. This species will accept commercially prepared foods,
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