Enteromius fasciolatus – African Banded Barb
Enteromius fasciolatus – African banded barb is a lively, peaceful fish that like a dimmed light. That brings out the colours of the fish. The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background. It is not recommendable to use fine leaved plants. In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space. This fish is frightened quickly.
This species was officially described by Günther in 1868.
Synonyms: Barbus fasciolatus, Barbodes fasciolatus, Puntius fasciolatus, Barbus faciolatus, Barbus barilioides.
Africa: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
They are omnivorous but they prefer live food if they get the chance.
Breeding Enteromius fasciolatus – African Banded Barb
Breeding the Enteromius fasciolatus – African Banded Barb is not easy. They spawn in a separate tank with a lot of plants. After spawning the parents should be removed. The eggs hatch after 2 days and after another 3 days the young fishes are swimming free. You can raise them with dustfood such as paramecia and rotifers and a few days later with baby brine shrimp.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie
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F. Ingemann Hansen – Akvariefotografen.com