Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Barbus Ablabes [CYPRINIFORMES]


General Specifications

Latin Name: Barbus Ablabes
Geographic Origin: Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso, Chad.
Living Area: Flowing rivers in forest area
Nutrition Format: Omnivores
Behavior: Peaceful
Behavior to Their Type: Peaceful
Swimming Level: Middle and surface
Gender Discrimination: Men made smaller and thinner, especially during the breeding season is more swollen bellies of the females.


Egg-layer. Produced in pairs or groups. During the breeding they do not need to too high aquarium 50*50* floor sized aquarium is enough. If a grizzly is placed to floor eggs protected from the parents. After spawning broodstock should be taken, methylene blue should be dropped into the aquarium where the eggs. Artemia can be given to puppies. The neglect of water changes and well fed the offspring will develop very fast.

Living Medium

Temperature: 23 ° C - 25 ° C
Maximum Sizes: Men 9 cm., females 10 cm.
Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 150 liters
Water Hardness: 2 - 12 ° dH production at 10 ° dH
pH: 5.5 - 6.7 in production 6

General Comments: They like group with their own species. And planted aquariums especially planted with reeds like plants will be good environment for Barbus Ablabes.

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