banded barbs from Southeast Asia were always matters of interest, both
of aquarists and scientists. The generic position of the species was
unclear for quite a long time: they were placed in Barbus, Puntius, or
Systomus. But t seems that the problems has been solved finally. The
elongated species are now placed in the genus Desmopuntius (species: D.
endecanalis, D. foerschi, D. gemellus, D. hexazona, D. johorensis, D.
pentazona, D. rhomboocellatus, and D. trifasciatus), the deep bodies
species (“tiger barbs”) in Puntigrus (species: P. anchisporus, P.
navjotsodhii, P. partipentazona, P. pulcher, and P. tetrazona).
we received wonderful, fully grown (5-6 cm) wild collected Desmopuntius
hexazona. They originate from Narathivat province in South Thailand.
Like all Desmopuntius they should be kept in schools. The fish like
soft, acidic water, and a tank furnished with many dead leaves, wood,
For our customers: the fish have code 369804 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer