Albino Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus schwanefeldii)


A large growing but peaceful cyprinid found throughout much of Southeast Asia, the Tinfoil Barb has been a favorite in the aquarium hobby for years despite its very large adult size. A striking, active schooling fish which usually inhabits well-oxygenated waters with moderate to high flow, large specimens make for an impressive display in a sufficiently large aquarium. This species is a popular dither species with predatory fish keepers as they are big, hardy, and peaceful. The albino variant is sought after for their distinctive, uniform bright gold coloration.



Albino Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus schwanefeldii)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, will accept all kinds of frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 14″
Recommended Tank Size: 125 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.0
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm