Desmopuntius hexazona wild

7. December 2015

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,
and waterplants.

For our customers: the fish have code 369804 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer