Scientific name: Barbus "schuberti"
The Golden Barb grows to 2.5 inches and should be kept in a shoal. This fish needs a large open area for swimming surrounded by plants. A water temperature between 72º and 82º Fahrenheit, a pH of 6.5 to 8.0, and soft to moderately hard water are acceptable. It will do well on flake and freeze-dried foods.
This particular barb is unique in that its origin is unknown. It may actually be a color variation of the Chinese Barb and not a separate species at all, which is why the species name appears in quotation marks.
To learn more about freshwater aquariums, see:
- Aquarium Basics
- How to Choose Aquarium Equipment
- How to Set Up an Aquarium
- How to Maintain an Aquarium
- How to Choose Aquarium Fish
- How to Care for Aquarium Fish
- Freshwater Aquarium Fish