Barbodes semifasciolatus (Günther, 1868)
Chinese barb
Barbodes semifasciolatus
photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 11.9 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19; depth range 0 - 5 m
Distribution:  Asia: Red River basin, southwestern China, including Hainan (Ref. 43281). Widely transported around the world (Ref. 1739).
Diagnosis:  Body with 4-7 narrow bars, more or less complete or dissociated into series of spots; complete lateral line; last simple dorsal ray serrated posteriorly; yellowish in color (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Adults feed on worms, crustaceans, insects, plant matter (Ref. 7020) and detritus (Ref. 5258). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 September 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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