Species of pisces

A school of tinfoil barb in an aquarium The tinfoil barb ( Barbonymus schwanenfeldii ) is a tropical Southeast Asian fresh water fish of the syndicate Cyprinidae. This species was primitively described as Barbus schwanenfeldii by Pieter Bleeker in 1853, and has besides been placed in the genus Barbodes and Puntius. The specific name is frequently misspelled schwanefeldii.

Nowadays it is normally placed in the genus Barbonymus, which was alone established in 1999. It is the genus ‘ character species, and indeed seems to represent a quite distinct descent of large “ barbs “. It is not very exchangeable to the barbels which are the core of the genus Barbus, and though closer to these than to some African barbs, they seem to be closer placid to the common carp ( Cyprinus carpio ) and to Cyclocheilichthys than to either of the aforementioned. It is distinct from other species of the genus in having a red abaxial fin with a black blotch at the peak, crimson pectoral, pelvic and anal fins, crimson caudally fin with white allowance and a bootleg submarginal stripe along each lobe, and 8 scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral pass line. boastfully individuals are silver or golden chicken while alive with its dorsal tail fin loss and caudal fin orange or red. It grows up to 14 inches ( 35 centimeter ) in distance. Tinfoil barbs have a life of 10 to 15 years. Originating in the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins of Thailand, and Sumatra, Borneo, and Malayan peninsula, the tinfoil barb is found in rivers, streams, canals, and ditches. It besides enters flood fields. Its lifelike habitat is in water with a 6.5–7.0 ph, a body of water unfeelingness of up to 10 dGH, and a temperature range of 72–77 °F ( 22–25 °C ). In Indonesia, a temperature range of 20.4 °C to 33.7 °C was recorded for this species. It is largely herbivorous, consuming aquatic macrophytes and submerge down plants, deoxyadenosine monophosphate well as filamentous alga and occasionally insects. It besides feeds on small fishes, worms, and crustaceans.

The tinfoil shot is commercially crucial in the aquarium hobby trade, vitamin a well as commercial aquaculture, subsistence agrarian, and occasionally as tease. It is normally marketed fresh. There are no obvious distinguishing characteristics used to determine the sex of the pisces. They reproduce by testis break up of respective thousand eggs per spawning. They are not much bred in captivity for the aquarium deal due to their large size.

In the aquarium [edit ]

The tinfoil shot is a schooling species that prefers to be placed with a number of its own species. It prefers living in water with strong currents similar to those found in their native streams. It is besides recommended that they be kept with fish of exchangeable size or larger. many unwary buy young specimens and find out besides late how large the tinfoil barb can grow. The tinfoil barb is often seen in big aquaria as companions to boastfully cichlids e.g. the academy award cichlid, Astronotus ocellatus. The tinfoil barb is an active, peaceful species that spends most of its time in the mid-level and bottom of the water. A greedy eater, it will attempt to fill its mouth with arsenic much food as possible during feedings. In captivity, it will eat about anything provided to it .

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