Chinese Phoenix Barb (Spinibarbus denticulatus)


The Chinese Phoenix Barb is a commonly farmed fish in Southern China and Northern Vietnam, where they are considered an important food fish. Although dull as juveniles, they develop into very impressive adults, displaying deep reds in the fins and a high contrast black-and-silver pattern on the body. They are found in a wide range of temperatures, and will tolerate both tropical and subtropical temperatures. Although hardy and adaptable, they will do best in clean, well-oxygenated water with moderate current. A peaceful species which will do well with most similarly sized fish.



Chinese Phoenix Barb (Spinibarbus denticulatus)

Origin: Aquacultured China
Diet: Omnivore, will readily feed on vegetable- or protein-based prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 15-18″
Recommended Tank Size: 300 gal +
Compatibility: Generally fairly peaceful, but should only be kept with active, similarly sized fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm