The tinfoil barb (Barbonymus schwanenfeldii) is a tropical Southeast Asian freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. This species was originally described as . Barbus schwanenfeldii Bleeker, ; Systomus schwanefeldi (Bleeker, ); Barbonymus: from the generic name Barbus, to which members of this genus. Abstract. Tinfoil barb, Barbonymus schwanenfeldii is a commercially important freshwater fish, which is found in the sub-tropical and the tropical.
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While the Tinfoil Barb is willing to eat all day long, they should be fed two times per day in most cases in order to control their growth and girth. In Singapore it was thought to have become locally extinct although it appears that introduced feral populations now exist. Large individuals silvery or golden yellow in life with its dorsal fin red and caudal fin orange or blood-red Ref. Its natural habitat is in water with a 6.
It is therefore only appropriate for very large tanks containing robust, similarly-sized tankmates. The tinfoil barb is a schooling species that prefers to be placed with a number of its own species. This section is written like a manual or guidebook. They tend to become more easily frightened and aggressive when not kept in groups. Tinfoil Barb Barbonymus schwanenfeldii Quick Facts: Group of subadults from the German aquarium trade.
Distinguished from other species of the genus in having a red dorsal fin with a black blotch at the tip, red pectoral, pelvic and anal fins, red caudal fin with white margin and a black submarginal stripe along each lobe, and 8 scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line Ref.
In Indonesia, a temperature range of A greedy eater, it will attempt to fill its mouth with as much food as possible during feedings. This species is often mixed in with the smaller Red-tailed Tinfoil barb Barbonymus altuswhich grows to about 10 inches instead of about 14 inches of B.
Tinfoil Barb can cause problems when trying to feed more shy species, as they feed very aggressively and will try to consume as much food as possible as quickly as possible.
It is not very similar to the barbels which are the core of the genus Barbus scnwanenfeldii, and though closer to these than to some African barbs, they seem baebonymus be closer still to the common carp Cyprinus carpio and to Cyclocheilichthys than to either of the aforementioned.
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You must be logged in to post a comment. They are just as easily fed in the aquarium environment and barbojymus eagerly accept flake, frozen, pellet, freeze-dried or live foods. It also feeds on small fishes, worms, and crustaceans. Hobbyists should keep Tinfoil Barb in groups of at least 4 or more individuals in aquariums large enough to support a group of adult fish.
The schwanenfeodii barb is often seen in large aquaria as companions to large cichlids e. They do best in larger aquariums that have both strong water currents and excellent biological filtration. Sexual Dimorphism Mature females are usually deeper-bodied than males especially when gravid. Due to their active nature and aggressive feeding behavior, they may not be suitable for aquariums containing small shy community species. Usually marketed fresh Ref.
Unfortunately both are usually offered at a small size usually around 50 — 75 mm with little to no information regarding the eventual size of the fish.
The tinfoil barb Barbonymus schwanenfeldii is a tropical Barblnymus Asian freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. These have been selectively-bred for the trade and have slightly gaudier colours than the wild fish thus increasing their sales potential. Juvenile specimen from Perak state, Peninsular Malaysia. However, they do well with a wide range of tank mates ranging from larger community fish species to semi-aggressive Cichlids and Catfish species.
Tinfoil barbs have a lifespan of 8 to 10 years. While Tinfoil Barbs are not an aggressive species, they are a boisterous species that will swim actively throughout the aquarium.
Mature females are usually deeper-bodied than males especially when gravid. It also enters flooded fields.
Also feeds on small fishes Ref. It is the genus’ type speciesand indeed seems to represent a quite distinct lineage of large ” barbs “. It is distinguishable from other species of the genus in having a red dorsal fin with a black blotch at the tip, red pectoral, pelvic and anal fins, red caudal fin with white margin and a black submarginal stripe along each lobe, and 8 scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line. Example of an ornamental leucistic form with enlarged, reflective scales on the flanks.
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Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Views Read Edit View history. The best way to differentiate juvenile forms of Barbonymus schwanenfeldii and Barbonymus altus is to compare the caudal tail fin of the fish. Largely herbivorous, consuming aquatic macrophytes and submerged land plants, as well as filamentous algae and occasionally insects Ref.
In east Kalimantan, Indonesia a temperature range of The tinfoil barb is commercially important in the aquarium hobby trade, as well as commercial aquaculture, subsistence farming, and occasionally as bait. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Many unwary buy young specimens and find out too late how large the tinfoil barb can grow. Moderate to high vulnerability 49 of In the wild they are considered an opportunistic feeder, that will consume smaller fish, algae, small invertebrates, plant matter and even organic detritus.
They reproduce by egg scattering of several thousand eggs per spawning. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Wikipedia articles with style issues from December All articles with style issues. The product is already in the wishlist! Care should be taken when keeping this species with smaller fish species as they will consume fish small enough to fit in their mouth, which as an adult of approximately 14 inches can become quite large.