The checkered barb is a small friendly fish that is prefect for any community aquarium with other small species that will not be disturbed by the lively demeanor of this fish. Male checkered barbs can often fight and it is therefore best to keep only one male with several females if you are keeping them in a smaller aquarium. In a larger aquarium you can keep several males and females, provided that the aquarium is properly decorated.
This species originates from Asia where it is found in Indonesia; Sumatra and Malakka. The fish is found in river and lakes throughout its range. Different population shows small dissimilarities in coloration and size.
This species have been introduced to Colombia where there are now established populations in the wild. It has also established itself in India.
Care Level: Easy
Colour Form: Black, Red
Max Size: 5cm
Origin: Sri Lanka
Tank Size: 70L
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour