Puntius schwanenfeldii Bleeker , A school of tinfoil barbs in an aquarium The tinfoil barb Barbonymus schwanenfeldii is a tropical Southeast Asian freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. This species was originally described as Barbus schwanenfeldii by Pieter Bleeker in , and has also been placed in the genera Barbodes and Puntius. The specific epithet is frequently misspelled schwanefeldii. Nowadays it is usually placed in the genus Barbonymus , which was only established in
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Click here to find the heater we recommend for an aquarium of this size. As this is a large aquarium, you may need more than one of these. To search for other high quality aquarium heaters in your area, click here. In the aquarium it is easily-fed and will accept just about anything offered.
Shelled peas, blanched courgette, spinach and chopped fruit all make good additions to the menu. Larger specimens will also take chopped earthworm, prawn, mussel etc. To find high quality fish foods, click here. It is therefore only appropriate for very large tanks containing robust, similarly-sized tankmates. You will be rewarded with a much more natural-looking display plus interesting behaviour from the fish as they interact with conspecifics.
Sexual Dimorphism Mature females are usually deeper-bodied than males especially when gravid. Otherwise there are no obvious external differences. Unfortunately both are usually offered at a small size usually around 50 — 75 mm with little to no information regarding the eventual size of the fish. These have been selectively-bred for the trade and have slightly gaudier colours than the wild fish thus increasing their sales potential.
Care is identical to that described above and all are equally unsuitable for the majority of aquaria. The easiest way to differentiate the natural forms of B. Additionally adult specimens of B.
The name B. References Bleeker, P. Christensen, M. Freyhof, J. Serov and T. Kottelat, M. Ng, H. Tan, - Zoological Studies 38 3 : The fishes of the Endau drainage, Peninsular Malaysia with descriptions of two new species of catfishes Teleostei: Akysidae, Bagridae.
Parenti, L. Rainboth, W. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. Roberts, T.
Click here to find the heater we recommend for an aquarium of this size. As this is a large aquarium, you may need more than one of these. To search for other high quality aquarium heaters in your area, click here. In the aquarium it is easily-fed and will accept just about anything offered. Shelled peas, blanched courgette, spinach and chopped fruit all make good additions to the menu.