Puntigrus tetrazona (Bleeker, 1855)
Sumatra barb
photo by Bukkems, J.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19
Distribution:  Asia: Sumatra and Borneo. Introduced widely and has been reared in several countries in facilities for breeding aquarium fishes (Ref. 1739).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Feeds on worms, small crustaceans and plant matter (Ref. 7020). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; not to be kept with long-finned fishes; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 April 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 28.11.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.04.14
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 10.05.96

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