Once more we received a small jewel from the Congo basin. Again, a somewhat larger number of the Butterfly Barb Barbus hulstaerti could be imported, which was lost in the hobby for a long time. The colour variety with the large spot on the side is called “Lompole” after the collection site.
The lively fish reaches 3-4 cm in length and fascinates by its wonderful colours. Males and females can be distinguished by the diffrent coloration of the dorsal fin.
In their area of origin they live in flat, shady and comparatively 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.
Due to the complicated political situation in the Congo the availability of wild collected specimens is not secured, therefore ambitious breeders should take care of this swimming gem to secure their existence in our aquaria.
For our customers: the fish have code 101862 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Barbus: means “the bearded”. hulstaerti: dedication name for the collector, R. P. Hulstaert.
Common name: Butterfly barb
Text: Klaus Diehl, photos: Frank Schäfer
|Angaben zum Tier|
|Herkunft||D. R. Kongo / D. R. Congo|
|Verfügbare Größe in cm||2 -3|