There are only very few predatory species among the barbs. Like all Cyprinidae, they do not have teeth in their jaws, but only in the throat. So it is not that easy for a barb to fix a food fish. Among the rare exceptions are the barbs of the genus Hampala. There are 6-7 accepted species. H. macrolepidota is by far the most widespread species of the genus. It attains a maximum length of around 70 cm (average length in the wild: 20-30 cm). Currently we have beautiful, 4-6 cm long juveniles in stock. The schooling fish are very peaceful against all tankmates of similar size and feed readily on any usual type of fish food.
For our customers: the fish have code 419692 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photo: Frank Schäfer