The hampala barb

Posted on Nov 25 2015 - 8:11pm by

Hampala macrolepidotaThe hampala barb the freshwater fish species. The scientific name Hampala dispar in cyprinidae (Cyprinidae) subfamily Cyprininae – Systomi shaped rather long. Slightly flat head, short-term deviations have one couple of antennae on the lips. The dorsal fin is relatively small Caudal fin deeply concave Somewhat larger scale, a silver behind darkish. The pale gold Lateral side includes a dark side of the moon. The fins are reddish No red caudal fin with dark bands. Meet all the country Malaysia and Borneo and found to be approximately 25 cm, find the largest 35 cm.. A predator fish. Eat fish and small aquatic animals as food. By eating cooked fish, pickled fish and feed the fish.


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Predominantly a riverine fish preferring clear, well-oxygenated, running water with substrates of sand, gravel, rock or mud although it’s adaptable and may be within both upland and lowland, standing or flowing waters.

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Through the rainy season it really is recognized to migrate into regions of inundated forest to feed and spawn, and it could now be within many impounded water bodies due to human activity including agriculture and damming of river channels. Larger specimens apparently have a tendency to frequent deep pools of main river channels, and frequently converge among submerged tree trunks and branches.

The hampala barb is suitable limited to public installations or the largest private aquaria. Like many fishes that naturally inhabit running waters it’s intolerant to the accumulation of organic wastes and requires spotless water all the time to be able to thrive. In addition, it does best when there is a high degree of dissolved oxygen and a good degree of water movement in the tank so external filters, power heads, etc., ought to be used in order to get the desired effect.
Make sure to fit the aquarium with much, tightly-fitting cover as larger cyprinids could be very skittish sometimes and usually have a very powerful leap.

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Minimum Tank Size: 200 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 26-28°C   pH 5.5-8.0
Diet: Omnivore