Barbus hulstaerti

6. July 2007

August 2006: Last night we received a small jewel from the Congo basin. For the first time a somewhat larger number, of the more than 30 years for the hobby lost Butterfly Barb Barbus hulstaerti could be imported. The lively fish, reaches 4cm in length and fascinates by its wonderful colors. In their area of origin they live in flat, shady and relative cool jungle waters. The discovery site data indicate with water values of pH around 6; and a total hardness under 5 DGH no excessive problems for their maintenance. The more delicate males can be differentiated from the larger, chubbier females at the more narrow anterior side spot. Due to the complicated political situation in the Congo the availability of wild caughts is not secured, therefore ambitious breeders should take care of this swimming gem to secure their existence in our aquaria.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

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