Ruby Barb – Puntius nigrofasciatus - AC Tropical Fish
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As mentioned above, the Ruby Barb is used to 20-22º C (68-72º F) during the winter and 22-26º C (72-79º F) during the summer. The water hardness in its native home is normally 5-12 dGH, but this fish is known to adapt to hardness up to 15 dGH. Keep the water acidic; ideally in the 6.0-6.5 range. Let a layer of humus stay on the bottom over the substrate (sand or gravel). Keep the levels of organic waste low.
The male Ruby Barb is leaner, larger and taller, and his colours are darker and more intense than those displayed by the female. Sexing this species is therefore not very hard. During the breeding period, the male fish will enhance his colours (see section about appearance above). Sometimes when males are kept together in a group in aquariums they will retain their intense breeding colours outside the breeding period. Exactly why they do that remains a mystery, but it may be a form of competition.
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The Ruby Barb, a small and lively fish belonging to the minnow family, was earlier considered a barb of the genus Barbus and you may therefore find it described under the name Barbusnigrofasciatus in older literature. It is today considered a part of the genus Puntius; hence the scientific name Puntius nigrofasciatus. The Ruby Barb is a lively schooling fish and you need to get a group of at least six specimens, preferably more, if you wish to keep this species. A school is needed for this fish to stay happy, healthy and friendly in the aquarium. Always keep more females than males; a 3:1 ratio is good. The aquarium where you keep a school of Ruby Barbs should be at least 70 cm long. The fish will spend most of their time in mid water. Unlike the Tiger Barb, the Ruby Barb is not a fin-nipper. The Ruby Barb is known to sometimes school with striped barbs.The largest scientifically measured Ruby Barb was 6.0 cm (2.4 in). The Ruby Barb has the typically high-backed Barb shape. The male fish is silvery or dark blue to black with a crimson head, while the female displays duller colours and dark vertical bars. The basal part of all the vertical fins is deep black in females, while pelvic fins are reddish and the anal fin blackish red in males. (His dorsal fin is deep black.) - Learn how to keep and breed Arulius barbs. - Learn more about how to keep thisstunning little fish. - Information about how to breed this barb species.. - A guide to breeding cherry barbs. - Information about how to keep and care for celestial pearl danio in aquariums. - Information about keeping and breeding Cherry barbs in aquariums. - Information about keeping checkeed barbs. - Learn more about dwarf rasboras - Learn how to keep and breed this species. - A guide to this somewhat rare species. - A guide to keeping and breeding this beautiful barb. - Information about the giant barb - How to keep and breed glowlight rasboras. - Information about keeping and breeding Gold barbs in aquariums. - this species is also known as dwarf barb. - Learn how to keep and breed the green barb. - how to keep and bred the true harlequin rasbora. - Information about keeping and breeding Odessa barbs in aquariums. - Info on how to keep this rasbora successfully. - Information about keeping and breeding Rosy barbs in aquariums. - Rosy barbs are easy to spawn, and no problems raising the fry. - Ruby barbs are easy to spawn and a good beginner species. - Learn more about the T-barb. - Information about keeping and breeding Tiger barbs in aquariums. - Information about keeping and breeding Tinfoil barbs in aquariums. - Information about keeping barb fish and what makes them such ideal aquarium fish. - Learn more about this very popular species.