Barb fish prefer medium size to big sized aquarium, minimum aquarium size should be able to hold 80 litres of water. Maintain good filtration and change 10% of the water weekly or 25% every 2 weeks. Keep the lid on the aquarium to prevent them from jumping out.
Barb fish from Saigon Aquarium accommodate well to tap water, after chlorine treatment.
Range of pH: 6.5 – 8.0
Water temperature: appx 26˚C – 28˚C
Most barb fish are omnivorous.They feed well on both frozen and live food. For best results, change their diet daily and feed them only what they can consume under 2 minutes, once or twice a day. Do not overfeed or leave food leftover in the tank, as it causes ammonia and nitrite and becomes toxic.
Most barb fish are small, colorful, active and ideally suited for a community aquarium. Barbs are semi-aggressive fish when housed in the aquarium individually, so it is important to maintain each species in groups of six or more for them to be peaceful tank mates.