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Barb Black Ruby

Barb Black Ruby

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*Males go a black colour in breeding season

With their deep ruby red color, black ruby barb fish are a true gem of freshwater aquariums. They’re schooling fish with a similar body type to that of other barb fish. Their interesting color schemes and generally peaceful demeanor recommends them as a suitable candidate for community fish. In the wild, their populations have significantly diminished due to deforestation and over-catching. At one point their levels were so low, that black rubies were on the brink of extinction. In the aquarium trade, black ruby barb fish come from commercial breeding and as a result have developed multiple color variations. They’re omnivorous fish that do well in community tanks being significantly less nippy than their tiger barb cousins.

  • Species – Pethia nigrofasciata
  • Common Name – Black Ruby Barb, Purple Headed Barb
  • Origin – Sri Lanka
  • Diet – Omnivore
  • PH Range – 6.5 – 7
  • Temperature – Tropical 26-28°c
  • Breed Type – egg layer
  • Max Size – approximately 8cm
  • Sex – Un-sexed
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