Barbus jae is one of the smallest species of barb from Africa. It has been described from the river Dja in Cameroon. Sadly nowadays imports from Cameroon are very rare, so one has to be really lucky to find this jewel in a local pet shop. B. jae becomes only 2-3 cm long. Breeding B. jae is not complicated, but not effective and so the species is not bred by professional breeders. One should keep this small fish that is found in forest-streams at temperatures of about 20-22°C. Other water parameters are of minor interest. The male of B. jae are polychromatic. This means that each male has an individual coloration.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
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