Five-Banded Barb (Desmopuntius pentazona) – Group of 5 Fish


A peaceful, small schooling barb originating in the acidic, blackwater streams and swamps of Borneo, the Five Banded Barb makes an attractive display fish for a medium sized community or aquascaped tank. Active and hardy, they are found in large groups in the wild and should be kept in groups of at least 5 in the aquarium. Unlike their similar relative the Tiger Barb, this species is peaceful and not prone to nip fins, and should be kept with similarly peaceful fish.


Five-Banded Barb (Desmopuntius pentazona) – Group of 5 Fish

Origin: Wild Indonesia
Locale: Kalimantan Borneo
Diet: Omnivore, will accept all kinds of frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 1.75″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallons+
Compatibility: Generally peaceful but fast moving, which could stress out smaller, slower-moving tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm