Golden Dwarf Barb (Barbus Gelius)
Golden dwarf barb Golden Dwarf Barb (Barbus Gelius)Belonging to the Barbus Gelius family, the Golden Dwarf Barb can be found in Assam, Bengal and India. Its size can reach 4cm (1.6 inches) and it should be kept in a 45cm (18 inches) long tank with the water temperature being between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius (68 to 72F). It enjoys eating dried food, insects and crustaceans.
If you’re a beginner, this barb is an excellent fish to own, especially if you don’t have room for a big aquarium.
The waters where the Barb lives are either flowing slowly or standing. This species is a very hardy one and can withstand low temperatures. It can easily be kept in an aquarium, since it’s not demanding at all. However, if you want them to breed, keep the temperature close to 22 degrees Celsius (72F).
You can tell which is the female because it doesn’t have barbells and she’s stouter. This fish is a bit transparent and it has a green/brown back with a white/silver underpart. The sides of this fish have a iridescent gold color with dark blotches. You can also see a red/gold stripe on their body and it has pale green eyes.
The Golden Dwarf Barbs can breed inside aquariums, and their eggs will drop on the plants, adhering to them. It will take one day for the eggs to begin hatching and a few days later the young will begin swimming.
While you don’t need to remove the adults, since they don’t eat their young or eggs, they don’t make good parents either.