Red Tailed Tinfoil Barb


Scientific Name - Barbonymus Altus

Our Size - 5-6.5cm (2-2.5")

Max Size - 35cm (14")

Temperature Range - 22-27°C

pH Range - 6.5-7.5

Diet - Offer regular meals of small live and frozen foods such as bloodworm, daphnia and artemia, along with good quality dried flakes, granules and plenty of vegetable matter. Shelled peas, blanched courgette, spinach and chopped fruit all make good additions to the menu. Larger specimens will also take chopped earthworm, prawn, mussel etc., but take care not to overfeed.

Compatibility - Not aggressive but will eat small fish. Only appropriate for very large tanks containing robust, similarly-sized tankmates as they can upset slow-moving or more timid tankmates with its constant activity and rather vigorous feeding behaviour.

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