The tinfoil barb (Barbonymus schwanenfeldii) is a tropical Southeast Asian freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. This species was originally described as . Barbus schwanenfeldii Bleeker, ; Systomus schwanefeldi (Bleeker, ); Barbonymus: from the generic name Barbus, to which members of this genus. Abstract. Tinfoil barb, Barbonymus schwanenfeldii is a commercially important freshwater fish, which is found in the sub-tropical and the tropical.
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They are just as easily fed in the aquarium environment and will eagerly accept flake, frozen, pellet, freeze-dried or live foods.
Barbonymus schwanenfeldii, Tinfoil barb : fisheries, aquaculture, aquarium, bait
Barbodes schwanefeldii lapsus Barbodes schwanenfeldii BleekerBarbonymus schwanefeldii lapsus Barbus schwanefeldii lapsus Barbus schwanenfeldii BleekerPuntius schwanefeldii lapsus Puntius schwanenfeldii Bleeker Mature females are usually deeper-bodied than males especially when gravid. Larger specimens will also take chopped earthworm, prawn, mussel etc.
Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus schwanenfeldii)
They schwanenfelldii not often bred in captivity for the aquarium trade due to their large size. Barbus schwanenfeldii Bleeker, ; Systomus schwanefeldi Bleeker, ; Barbus schwanefeldi var.
It is the genus’ type speciesand indeed seems to represent a quite distinct lineage of large schwanenfeeldii barbs “. Views Read Edit View history.
Distinguished from other species of the genus in having a red dorsal fin with a black blotch at the tip, red pectoral, pelvic and anal fins, red caudal fin with white margin and a black submarginal stripe along each lobe, and 8 scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line Ref. They do best schanenfeldii larger aquariums that have both strong water currents and excellent biological filtration. As with most river species, the Tinfoil Barb is accustomed to a high turnover in water volume which generally means that organic buildup is kept low.
Care should be taken when keeping this species with smaller fish species as they will consume fish small enough to fit in their mouth, which as an adult schwsnenfeldii approximately 14 inches can become quite large.
Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. It is distinguishable from other species of the genus in having a red dorsal fin with a black blotch at the tip, red pectoral, pelvic and anal fins, red caudal fin with white margin and a black submarginal stripe along each lobe, and 8 scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line. Shelled peas, blanched schwanenfwldii, spinach and chopped fruit all make good additions to the menu.
In captivity, schwanenfwldii will eat almost anything provided to it. These have been selectively-bred for the trade and have slightly gaudier colours than the wild fish thus increasing their sales potential. The easiest way to differentiate the natural forms of B. Habitat on Tioman Island.
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Many unwary buy young specimens and find out too late how large the tinfoil barb can grow. Maximum Standard Length — mm. Sign our Guest Book. They should be fed a varied diet containing both plant and animal matter schwanenefldii order to provide balanced nutrition.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Most hobbyists purchase fish as juveniles which makes it difficult to determine the difference between B. The body shape and swimming style of the Tinfoil Barb is indicative of the flowing waters of their natural river sdhwanenfeldii.
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However, they do narbonymus with a wide range of tank mates ranging from larger community fish species to semi-aggressive Cichlids and Catfish species. Schwanefeld, who collected the type series. It is usually marketed fresh.
Care is identical to that described above and all are equally unsuitable for the majority of aquaria. The tinfoil barb is often seen in large aquaria as companions to large cichlids e.
Large individuals are silvery or golden yellow while alive with its dorsal fin red and caudal fin orange or blood-red. Tinfoil barbs have a lifespan of 8 to 10 years. Puntius schwanenfeldii or schwanefeldi?