Barbus fasciolatus

20. February 2013

Only very few species of barbs from Africa became established as ornamental fish, although a great number of small species occurs there. Only one single species is bred on a regular basis and can be found in the trade quite often: Barbus fasciolatus, the African banded barb. This fish is a real beauty! A well known synonym of the fish is Barbus barilioides.

The African banded barb attains a maximum length of about 6 cm. It is a schooling fish and should always be kept in groups of at least 12 specimens. Otherwise the fish will be shy and dull colored. Properly kept fish are wonderful to look at. A dark bottom and plenty of plants make the fish look best.

Against all possible tankmates these barbs are completely peaceful. Plants are also ignored usually. Initially this species originates from southeastern Africa (Angola, Botswana, D. R. Congo, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe), but in the hobby exclusively bred specimens are available.

Currently we have very nice, large and fully colored German bred ones in stock.

For our customers: the fish have code 369002 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Barbus: Latin, means “the bearded one”, referring to the barbels. fasciolatus: Latin, means “with tender stripes”. barilioides: means “similar to a Barilius”; Barilius is another genus of barb.

Common name: African banded barb

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 3-5