The tinfoil barb (Barbonymus schwanenfeldii) is a tropical Southeast Asian freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. This species was originally described as . Barbus schwanenfeldii Bleeker, ; Systomus schwanefeldi (Bleeker, ); Barbonymus: from the generic name Barbus, to which members of this genus. Abstract. Tinfoil barb, Barbonymus schwanenfeldii is a commercially important freshwater fish, which is found in the sub-tropical and the tropical.

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Please help rewrite this section from a descriptive, neutral point of viewand remove advice or instruction. In captivity, it dchwanenfeldii eat almost anything provided to it.

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They should be fed a varied diet containing both plant and animal matter in order to provide balanced nutrition. Barbus schwanenfeldii Bleeker, ; Systomus schwanefeldi Bleeker, ; Barbus schwanefeldi var.

Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus schwanenfeldii)

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Example of an ornamental leucistic form with enlarged, reflective scales on the flanks. Entered by Luna, Susan M.

In Indonesia, a temperature range of However, they do well with a wide range of tank mates ranging from larger community fish species to semi-aggressive Cichlids and Catfish species. Occurs in medium to large-sized rivers and enters flooded fields Ref. They are just as easily fed in the aquarium environment and will eagerly accept flake, frozen, pellet, freeze-dried or live foods.


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Otherwise there are no obvious external differences. It also feeds on small fishes, worms, and crustaceans. This page was last edited on 16 Februaryat Also feeds on small fishes Ref.

Puntius schwanenfeldii or schwanefeldi?

barbonmus Tan, – Zoological Studies 38 3: Also feeds on small fishes Ref. This species was originally described as Barbus schwanenfeldii by Pieter Bleeker inand has also been placed in the genera Barbodes and Puntius.

The fish move into inundated riparian areas and forests during these wetter months to feed and spawn, returning to the rivers as the water begins to recede. Not available FishBase mirror site: The aquarium decor should contain a mixture of open swimming areas and clusters of plants, rocks or tree root in order to give the fish a place to retreat to if they feel threatened. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Sexual Dimorphism Mature females are usually deeper-bodied than males especially when gravid.

Usually marketed fresh Ref. In the aquarium it is easily-fed and will accept just about anything offered. Distinguished from other species of the genus in having a red dorsal fin with a black blotch at the tip, red pectoral, pelvic and anal fins, red schwanenfelfii fin with white margin and a black submarginal stripe along each lobe, and 8 scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line Ref. They are however quite hardy and can tolerate less than perfect water conditions better than many other river based species.


Tinfoil Barb live in large schools in nature and generally do not do well when kept singularly or in low numbers in the aquarium.

These have been selectively-bred for the trade and have slightly gaudier colours than the wild fish thus increasing their sales potential. The Tinfoil Barb Barbonymus schwanenfeldii originates from the larger rivers and surrounding floodplains of the southeast Asian countries of Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.