Striped Barb (Desmopuntius johorensis)


An attractively marked, medium growing species cyprinid, the Striped or Zebra Barb is widespread in Southeast Asia, where it is usually found in shallow, warm, blackwater creeks and pools. An active schooling fish, they require ample open space for swimming and make an excellent dither fish and add a lot of activity to a mixed species tank. The Striped Barb is a relatively peaceful and extremely hardy fish that will get along well with similarly sized or larger tankmates.


Striped Barb (Desmopuntius johorensis)

Origin: Wild Thailand
Locale: Narathiwat Province
Diet: Micropredator and omnivore in nature. Will accept most small prepared and frozen foods
Adult Size: 3.75″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful towards nearly all tankmates

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

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