Barred Hill Trout (Opsarius barna)


A stream-dwelling cyprinid widely distributed in India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Bangladesh, the Barred Hill Trout is a peaceful, medium growing fish found in large shoals in the wild. They make an attractive dither fish for medium-sized peaceful fish or as centerpiece fish for a planted aquarium. They prefer well-oxygenated water and enjoy moderate to strong current in the aquarium, so the addition of one or more powerheads or circulation pumps is recommended.


Barred Hill Trout (Opsarius barna)

Origin: Wild India
Locale: West Bengal
Diet: Algae and biofilm grazer
Adult Size: 8″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful towards tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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