Hexazon Barb

lg 89758 Hexazon Barba
Latin name: (Puntius pentazona)

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30 gallons



The Hexazon Barb is an attractive, peaceful fish that is native to the streams and rivers of Southeast Asia. They are a hardy species that is easy to care for, making them a great choice for beginner aquarists. To ensure the healthy and proper growth of the Hexazon Barb, it is important to provide them with a suitable environment. This includes providing them with a well-planted tank of at least 30 gallons with soft, slightly acidic water. Additionally, the tank should also include rocks and driftwood, but leave plenty of space for swimming. Furthermore, the Hexazon Barb is a schooling fish and will do best in a small group of 5 or more individuals. With a larger school, they are less likely to disrupt or bother other fish in the tank.

It is important to note that when breeding the Hexazon Barb, the environment is of utmost importance. The coarse gravel in the breeding tank should be carefully monitored, and the tank should be kept clean. Additionally, the eggs should be removed soon after they are laid, and the fry should be fed immediately. These steps will ensure that the Hexazon Barbs have the best possible chance of producing a successful spawn. To provide further assurance, it is recommended to use a water conditioner to keep the water clean and free of any parasites or pathogens. Additionally, to ensure optimal nutrition for the fry, a high quality fish food should be provided.

The Hexazon Barb needs to be fed a variety of foods to ensure a healthy and thriving aquarium. Feed a quality flake food as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.

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