Filament Barbs are a really stunning addition to the larger aquarium. Active, relatively peaceful towards fish of a similar size, and of a striking appearance when mature, this is a species well worth looking out for if you have a spacious tank (5ft+). They are a shoaling species and are best maintained in groups of at least 6 specimens, and preferably more. The aquarium should be well-filtered with a high flow rate, and frequent partial water changes should be carried out to keep nitrate levels at a minimum. Filament Barbs appreciate some shady planted areas, but because of their appetite for all things green and leafy, only the more robust plant species (Java fern, Anubias sp. etc) should be chosen
Care Level: Easy
Colour Form: Black, Red, Silver. More Colours as older
Max Size: 18cm
Tank Size: 350L
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour.
*Photo and information provided by Live Aquaria.