Snakeskin Barb (Desmopuntius rhomboocellatus)

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Remarks: Snakeskin or Rhombo Barbs (Desmopuntius rhomboocellatus) are medium-sized cyprinids from Borneo. They have deep red bodies with blue-green "snakeskin" markings along their flanks. They look best in a planted blackwater tank, but will fit nicely in most community tanks. As a small species, they require cover in the form of driftwood, leaf litter, and plants. They should be kept in groups of at least 6, but if you are keeping them in a species-tank, the more, the merrier. 

Scientific NameDesmopuntius rhomboocellatus

Common Name: Snakeskin Barb

Max Size: 3"

pH: 4.0-7.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 60-75°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: Southeast Asia

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods

Compatibility: Similarly sized schooling fish, livebearers, rainbowfish, invertebrates.

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