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Barbus Hulstaerti

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This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Richy 9 years, 11 months ago.

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    Richy
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    Barbus hulstaerti, butterfly barb. Been doing some research on these and they look interesting

    #308478

    mickthefish
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    i have’nt personally but i know a mate who has and is keeping and breeding them.
    from what he’s told me they are turning out to be a delicate barb, with deaths that cannot be explained.
    when he bred them the first lot of fry were OK to start with then he was losing a few each day, again with no explanation to why they popped their clogs.

    mick

    #308480

    Matt
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    This is one I´d love to keep. Have you seen them available somewhere Richy?

    #308484

    pablito
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    QUOTE (Matt @ Aug 21 2008, 12:53 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    This is one I´d love to keep. Have you seen them available somewhere Richy?

    have had these on 3 occasions and killed them everytime!!!

    #308487

    Richy
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    Matt, no I haven’t seen any but my lfs has ordered 10 in, see how they do. I may be interested but it depends if the supplier has any left.
    From what i’ve read, breeding mainly seems to happen with a ph5-5.5 and soft water 1-2dh. Temp about 22C
    I wasn’t thinking of breeding them, yet! but thought they’ll look nice in a shoal. I’ll have to bring the ph down a bit for them first anyway if I decide to get some.
    They supposedly have a ph range of 5-6.9
    I’ll wait and see if they turn up first and leave them in the shop a few days.

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