Gold Barb Care Sheet

Gold BarbProfile and Description
SizeUp to 3 ½ inches or 9 cm
OriginSouth East Asia
Natural habitatStreams
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature73.5 – 82.5 ºF or 23 - 28 ºC
Water pH6.0 – 8.0 pH
Water Hardness5 - 15 dH
StrataMostly middle
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumSix or more, one male to one female
Minimum tank size25 gallons or 100 liters for every group of six fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withOther Barbs, Danios and Rasboras. Also Sharks and Dwarf Cichlids, Cory Cats, Plecos and Loaches
SexesMales are smaller and more colorful than the larger round bodied females
FoodOmnivorous - flake food supplemented with live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp
BreedingRelatively easy to breed
Breeding temperature79 – 82.5 °F or 26- 28 °C
Other namesGolden Barb, Gold Finned Barb and Schuberti Barb
Scientific namePuntius sachsii
Other Scientific namesPuntius schuberti, Barbus schuberti, Barbus sachsi
LifespanUp to 5 years

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