Harlequin barb (Trigonostigma heteromorpha) belongs to the most popular
ornamental fish worldwide. The beautiful colours and the peaceful mood
make them ideal inhabitants of a community tank. One can hardly believe
today that once it was impossible to breed that species. In the 1930ies
the breeders hard to learn that water chemistry can be very important
for the breeding of fish and they learned it from the harlequin barb!
Nowadays millions and millions of that beautiful fish leave the breeding
farms each year.
it is not surprising that over the years also mutants appeared that
were also bred from then on. The two best known are the blue and the
golden sports. Despite the coloration they show no difference to the
wild form: they are beautiful and peaceful community fish that should
always be kept in small schools.
For our customers: “Blue” has
code 452523, “Gold” code 452563 on our stocklist. Please note that we
exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer