Tinfoil Barb Care Sheet

Tinfoil BarbTropical Fish Guide
SizeUp to 13inches or 33cm in large aquariums
Fish HardinessFairly easy to care for
Water Temperature70 - 79°F or 21 - 26°C
Water Ph6.0 - 7.5
Water Hardness1 - 15dGH
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful shoaling fish with other large fish
Number of same species in tankFour or more, more is better if you have the space for them
Community FishYes
SexesNot easy to determine, males are generally more slender built with rough scales than the rounder bodied females with their smooth scales
StrataBottom to middle
FoodFish flake food, plants, blood worms, fish fry
BreedingNot easy to breed
Breeding temperature77 - 79°F or 25 - 26°C
Scientific nameBarbonymus schwanenfeldii
Lifespan8 years and older

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