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How to spawn Barbus in an aquarium

How to spawn Barbus in an aquarium



Barbus fish originated from the island of Sumatra.

Barbus fish is a type of omnivorous fish.

The temperature of the water used to maintain this fish is 27-30 degrees Celsius.

The pH value of the water used to keep these fish is 6.5 - 7.0. and the level of water hardness between 3-6 dH.

Barbus fish can grow to a maximum length of 8 cm.

This fish has a bright color and is very active in moving. because this fish is actively moving, it needs a lot of oxygen so it is needed sufficient aeration.

male parent fish and female parent fish can be distinguished after the fish are ready to spawn.

male fish body shape slimmer and redder mouth.

fish spawning can be done in an aquarium.

the number of broodstock fish that can be spawned in an aquarium can be one or two pairs of brood fish.

the water used to spawn the fish must be clean.

Aquatic plants such as water hyacinth can be added to the aquarium.

after spawning, the parent fish can be removed from the spawning container.

fish eggs in the roots of aquatic plants will hatch within 2-3 days.

after hatching the larvae can be fed in the form of artemia.

three days later the larvae can swim.

Large water lice can be given to fish after 7 days of age.


during the enlargement period in the aquarium the barbus can be fed with worms or artificial feed.

after keeping it for three months or the size of the fish has reached 2.5 cm, the fish can be harvested.

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