Hampala macrolepidota – Hampala Barb
Hampala macrolepidota that sometimes appears as a by-catch in the trade becomes much too large for our living room aquariums. It can therefore only be kept at a young age and therefore hardly shows its fullgrown colors. Not recommended and only suitable for the larger show aquariums in zoos.
This species was first described by Valenciennes in 1842.
Synonyms: Capoeta macrolepidota, Barbus macrolepidotus, Barbus hampal, Heteroleuciscus jullieni.
They are big omnivores. Vegetable food should also be on the menu.
Breeding Hampala macrolepidota
Due to their size, they are totally unsuitable for breeding in the aquarium.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie
Nonn Panitvong – Siamensis.org