Leptobarbus hoevenii – Hoven’s Carp

Leptobarbus hoevenii is a peaceful, lively schooling fish that is only suited for the very large aquariums as it grows to 110 centimeters.

Description

Leptobarbus hoevenii

Leptobarbus hoevenii is a peaceful, lively schooling fish that is only suited for the very large aquariums because of its maximum total length of around 110 centimeters. The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background. Driftwood and roots can be used for decoration as well. You should leave enough free swimming space in the middle.

This species was first described in 1851 by Bleeker.

Synonyms: Barbus hoevenii, Leptobarbus hoenenii, Leptobarbus hoeveni.

Origin

Asia; Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam.

Diet

They are omnivorous. You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

They sometimes eat the seeds of the Hydnocarpus wightianus, or Chaulmoogra tree. The seeds of this tree contains toxins that can intoxicate the fish. Although the locals catch the fish for consumption their flesh can cause nausea.

Breeding Leptobarbus hoevenii – Hoven’s Carp

About breeding Leptobarbus hoevenii – Hoven’s Carp in the aquarium nothing is known.

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Author

Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie

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Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie

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