Oreichthys crenuchoides (=spec. Hifin)

6. July 2007

This barb out of the relationship of Oreichthys cosuatis measures about 5 cm. They originate from northern India. This species is characterised by a pronounced sexual-dimorphism, the males are more larger than females, only them show the magnificent, flag-like increased dorsal fin. The fish tank should be decorated with dense patches of plants on the sides and back but should be kept with enough swimming space. Tank mates should be not to big, vigorous swimmers should be avoided. In captivity they feed on all kinds of available food and they even take flake or pellet food. Breeding is not difficult at all. The females spawn in an upside-down-postion und broad leves of underwater plant, as it is known from the harlequin barb.(Photo: Erwin Schraml, Text: Klaus Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Indien / India