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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Barbodes schwanefeldii lapsus Barbonymhs schwanenfeldii BleekerBarbonymus schwanefeldii lapsus Barbus schwanefeldii lapsus Barbus schwanenfeldii BleekerPuntius schwanefeldii lapsus Puntius schwanenfeldii Bleeker Moderate to high vulnerability 49 of Periplus Editions, Hong Kong.
Mature females are usually deeper-bodied than males especially when gravid. Distinguished from other species of schwanenfelfii 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.
The scnwanenfeldii barb Barbonymus schwanenfeldii is a tropical Southeast Asian freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae.
In Indonesia, a temperature range of Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. This page was last edited on 16 Februaryat Tinfoil Barbs originate from a river habitat that contains plenty of water flow schwanenfeldiu with areas of open swimming room and some rocks, plants and tree root.
The easiest way to differentiate the natural forms of B. Hobbyists should keep Tinfoil Barb in groups of at least 4 or more individuals in aquariums large scwanenfeldii to support a group of adult fish. 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.
Sexual Dimorphism Mature females are usually deeper-bodied than males especially when gravid. Maximum Standard Length — mm.
You will be rewarded with a much more natural-looking display plus interesting behaviour from the fish as they interact with conspecifics. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.
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Retrieved from ” https: The tinfoil barb is an active, peaceful species that spends most of its time in the mid-level and bottom of the water. The specific epithet is frequently misspelled schwanefeldii. Larger barbonymux will also take chopped earthworm, prawn, mussel etc.
In Singapore it was thought schwanenfeldi have become locally extinct although it appears that introduced feral populations now exist. Found in rivers, streams, canals and ditches Ref. They should be fed a varied diet containing both plant and animal matter in order to provide balanced nutrition.
This species is often mixed in with the smaller Red-tailed Tinfoil barb Barbonymus altuswhich grows to about 10 schwajenfeldii instead of about 14 inches of B.
These have been selectively-bred for the trade and have slightly gaudier colours than the wild fish thus increasing their sales potential.
Entered by Luna, Susan M. In east Kalimantan, Indonesia a temperature range of Retrieved 15 December It also feeds on small fishes, worms, and crustaceans.
Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Barbonymus schwanenfeldii possesses a distinct black stripe along each lobe of this fin schwanenfe,dii Barbonymus altus does not.
While Tinfoil Barbs are not an aggressive species, they are a boisterous species that will swim actively throughout the aquarium. 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.