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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Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. It is usually marketed fresh.

The tinfoil barb is a schooling species that prefers to be placed with a number of its own species. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. It prefers living in water with strong currents similar to those found in their native streams. They do best in larger aquariums that have both strong water currents and excellent biological filtration. Care babonymus identical to that described above and all are equally unsuitable for the majority of aquaria.

Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Cobitidae, Coiidae and Odontobutidae. Sign our Guest Book. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Tinfoil barb Conservation status. Cyprinidae and Tetraodontidaewith comments on the definition of the first reviser.

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Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Hobbyists should keep Tinfoil Barb in groups of at least 4 or more individuals in aquariums large enough to support a group of adult fish. They are however quite schwnaenfeldii and can tolerate less than perfect water conditions better than many other river based species. Barbonymus schwanenfeldii Bleeker Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim.


December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Larger specimens will also take chopped earthworm, prawn, mussel etc.

It also feeds on small fishes, worms, and crustaceans. Barbodes schwanefeldii lapsus Barbodes schwanenfeldii BleekerBarbonymus schwanefeldii lapsus Barbus schwanefeldii lapsus Barbus schwanenfeldii BleekerPuntius schwanefeldii lapsus Puntius schwanenfeldii Bleeker Many unwary buy young specimens and find out too late how large the tinfoil barb can grow. Shelled peas, blanched courgette, spinach and chopped fruit all make good additions to the menu.

This page was last edited on 16 Februaryat The specific epithet is frequently misspelled schwanefeldii. It also enters flooded fields. School of adults in their natural habitat, Thailand.

Sexual Dimorphism Mature females are usually deeper-bodied than males especially when gravid. Juvenile specimen from Perak state, Peninsular Malaysia.

Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus schwanenfeldii)

In east Kalimantan, Indonesia a temperature range of They are not often bred in captivity for the aquarium trade due to their large size. Tan, – Zoological Studies 38 3: Largely herbivorous, consuming aquatic macrophytes and submerged land plants, as well as filamentous algae and occasionally insects Ref. The product is already in the wishlist! It is present in several major river systems including the Mekong and Chao Phraya.

The tinfoil barb Barbonymus schwanenfeldii is a tropical Southeast Asian freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. Barbonymus schwanenfeldii possesses a distinct black stripe along each lobe of this fin whereas Barbonymus altus does not.

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Found in rivers, streams, canals and ditches Ref. However, they do well with a wide range of tank mates ranging from larger community fish species to semi-aggressive Cichlids and Catfish species.

It is therefore only appropriate for very large tanks containing robust, similarly-sized tankmates. Barbus schwanenfeldii Bleeker, ; Systomus schwanefeldi Bleeker, ; Barbus schwanefeldi var. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong.

Schwanenffldii Tinfoil Barb Barbonymus schwanenfeldii originates from the larger rivers and surrounding floodplains of the southeast Asian countries of Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Also feeds on small fishes Ref. In the aquarium it is easily-fed and will accept just about anything offered.

Barbonymus schwanenfeldii, Tinfoil barb : fisheries, aquaculture, aquarium, bait

They reproduce by egg scattering of several thousand eggs per spawning. Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Nowadays it is usually placed in the genus Barbonymuswhich was only established in The tinfoil barb is an active, peaceful species that spends most of its time in the mid-level and bottom schwanenceldii the water.