Labiobarbus leptocheila

6. July 2007

Labiobarbus leptocheila is a up to 30 cm long barb originating from Southeast Asia. There it is found from the Mekong area over the Malayan peninsula to Java, Sumatra and Borneo. Typically for the genus Labiobarbus is the protracted dorsal fin, as well as through black marks on the scales formed longitudinal stripes. In their habitat they inhabit midwater depths and the ground of larger rivers and streams. There they feed upon plankton. According to their size they need large aquaria, which should have some shelters and hiding places. Since they like plants, the aquarium should be planted only with hard specimen. A generously dimensioned filtering unit, as well as frequent water change should be normal with animals of this size. No information about successful breeding attempts is present to us.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

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