What can I say about this fish? Well er they dart around, moving very quickly, they can't keep still. I would say they are alittle bit hard in breeding, and in each hatching I have only had one fry. I don't think my tank settings are wrong, I think that this must be average for this fish. I had them In real life and they were much harder than that. Again Once a week 10 percent of the water change with the clorine cut. They are a joy to watch, but will pick on other fish with elongated parts <like angels> I also Keep the filter between 15 - 20 percent dirty.
Real Life Info
Family: Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) picture (Putet_u5.jpg) by Antonutti, M.
Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi.. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p.
Source of Information Found :
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2003. FishBase.
Puntius tetrazona (Bleeker, 1855) Family: Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) Order: Cypriniformes Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) FB name: Sumatra barb Distribution: Southeast Asia: Sumatra and Borneo. Introduced widely and has been reared in several countries in facilities for breeding aquarium fishes . Biology: Feeds on worms, small crustaceans and plant matter . Max. size: 7.0 cm TL Environment: benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5.0 - 19.0 Climate: tropical; 20 - 26°C