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5cm - 7cm

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Water Conditions

Enhance your tank with the dazzling Golden Barb. These vibrant fish add color and liveliness to any aquarium setup.


  • The Golden Barb (Puntius semifasciolatus) is a popular freshwater fish known for its dazzling golden coloration and peaceful demeanor.
  • Originating from Southeast Asia, these hardy and adaptable fish are ideal for community aquariums, adding vibrancy and activity to aquatic landscapes.

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain water temperatures between 72°F to 78°F (22°C to 26°C) for optimal health and vitality.
  • pH Levels: Prefer slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.
  • Water Hardness: Tolerates a wide range of water hardness, but prefers moderately soft to moderately hard water conditions.

Tank Mates:

  • Peaceful Community Fish: Golden Barbs are peaceful and thrive in community aquariums with other non-aggressive species.
  • Suitable Tank Mates: Include small to medium-sized fish species such as tetras, rasboras, danios, gouramis, and other peaceful barb species.
  • Avoid Aggressive Species: Avoid housing with aggressive or fin-nipping fish that may harass or stress the Golden Barbs.

Feeding Habit:

  • Omnivorous Diet: Golden Barbs are omnivores and accept a variety of foods, including high-quality flakes, pellets, live, and frozen foods.
  • Supplement with Vegetables: Offer occasional servings of blanched vegetables like spinach or zucchini to provide essential fiber and nutrients.
  • Feed Regularly: Offer small, frequent meals throughout the day to ensure they receive adequate nutrition and maintain vibrant coloration.


  • Tank Size: Provide a well-planted aquarium of at least 20 gallons to accommodate a small group of Golden Barbs comfortably.
  • Aquascaping: Create a natural environment with live plants, driftwood, rocks, and floating vegetation to mimic their native habitat and provide hiding spots.
  • Water Quality: Maintain excellent water quality through regular water changes and efficient filtration to prevent stress and disease.


  • Active Swimmers: Golden Barbs are active and social fish, often seen swimming in schools and exploring the aquarium.
  • Schooling Behavior: These fish feel more secure in a group, so consider keeping them in groups of six or more to promote natural behavior.


  • Egg Scatterers: Golden Barbs are egg scatterers, and spawning occurs amid dense vegetation or fine-leaved plants.
  • Separate Breeding Tank: Consider setting up a separate breeding tank with spawning mops or dense vegetation to encourage successful spawning.


  • Jumping: Golden Barbs are known to jump, so it's essential to cover the aquarium with a secure lid or mesh to prevent escape.
  • Disease Management: Practice proper quarantine procedures for new fish additions to minimize the risk of introducing diseases into the aquarium

Golden Barb 3cm x 5 pc

SGD 8.80

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