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'Puntius' guganio (HAMILTON, 1822)

Glass Barb

October 5th, 2012 — 6:08pm
Nilanjan Mukherjee

Probably a micropredator feeding on small insects, worms, crustaceans and other zooplankton in nature. In the aquarium it should accept dried foods of a suitable size but should not be fed these exclusively.

Daily meals of small live and frozen fare such as Daphnia, Artemia, Moina, etc., along with good quality flakes and granules will result in the best colouration and encourage the fish to come into breeding condition.

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Puntius vittatus DAY, 1865

Greenstripe Barb

October 2nd, 2012 — 4:46pm
Beta Maharatvaraj

It can be told apart from similar-looking congeners such as P. crescentus and P. muzaffarpurensis by the following combination of characters: barbels absent; lateral line incomplete with up to 5 pored scales; 20-22 lateral line scales; 8 predorsal scales; dorsal-fin with a vertically-orientated black streak and a black tip with orange markings; a dark spot at the base of the caudal peduncle.

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Pethia shalynius (YAZDANI & TALUKDAR, 1975)

Shalyni Barb

October 1st, 2012 — 5:00pm
Beta Maharatvaraj

A benthopelagic fish mostly recorded from streams and minor tributaries at relatively high altitudes of more than 1200 metres AMSL with cool, clear, well-oxygenated water and substrates of bedrock, boulders, cobbles, and gravel. Aquatic plants aren’t usually present though riparian vegetation may be well-developed. It’s also present in some ponds and small lakes, including some stagnant water bodies with muddy substrates.

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Puntius chola (HAMILTON, 1822)

Swamp Barb

September 28th, 2012 — 4:23pm
Nonn Panitvong/Siamensis.org

P. chola was retained in Puntius sensu stricto, of which members are defined by the following combination of characters: adult size usually less than 120 mm SL; maxillary barbels absent or present; rostral barbels absent; 3-4 unbranched and 8 branched dorsal-fin rays; 3 unbranched and 5 branched anal-fin rays; last unbranched dorsal-fin ray weak or strong and unserrated; lateral line complete with 22-28 pored body scales…

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Pethia pookodensis (MERCY & JACOB, 2007)

Pookode Lake Barb

September 28th, 2012 — 1:53pm
Rahul Kumar

Described from Pookode Lake in Wayanad district, Kerala state, southern India and possibly endemic there although some unconfirmed records exist from within the surrounding Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

Pookode is a small freshwater lake surrounded by forest with a surface area of around 2 km² and is the source of the Panamaram River, a tributary within the much larger Kabani system. Its maximum depth is around 6.5 metres and in marginal areas dense patches of water lilies can be found.

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'Puntius' anchisporus (VAILLANT, 1902)

August 9th, 2012 — 11:31am
Michael Lo

Within the Southeast Asian species several species ‘groups’ were defined by Pethiyagoda et al., and ‘P.‘ anchisporus is included in the ‘Puntius’ tetrazona group, members of which are characterised by possession of serrations on the posterior edge of the last unbranched dorsal-fin ray, maxillary barbels, and a colour pattern comprising 3-6 black vertical bars and/or blotches on the body. The lateral line may be complete or incomplete and rostral barbels present or absent.

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'Puntius' binotatus (VALENCIENNES, 1842)

Spotted Barb

July 11th, 2012 — 12:58pm
Lim Teow Yeong

This species is so ubiquitous across its natural range that it’s often referred to simply as ‘common barb’. Basic adult colour pattern consists of a small, dark spot at the base of the dorsal-fin origin and another on the caudal peduncle but overall appearance varies somewhat depending on origin, with the anterior dark spot enlarged ventrally forming a bar or posterior spot extending into the caudal-fin, for example. The spots may also appear darker or lighter in some individuals.

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Barbodes aurotaeniatus (TIRANT, 1885)

July 10th, 2012 — 4:01pm
Nonn Panitvong/Siamensis.org

B. aurotaeniatus is uncommon in the aquarium trade. Following Kottelat (1998) it has a single pair of maxillary barbels, a complete lateral line and colour pattern usually comprising four small, vertically-orientated black markings on the flanks (located above anterior lateral line origin, below dorsal-fin origin, below posterior end of dorsal-fin base and on caudal peduncle, respectively) and one on the dorsal surface, below dorsal-fin origin.

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'Puntius' hexazona (WEBER & DE BEAUFORT, 1912)

'Pentazona' Barb

June 28th, 2012 — 1:57pm
H-J Chen

Native to parts of southern Borneo, eastern Sumatra, Singapore, and the Malay Peninsula. In Singapore it’s considered highly-endangered and is now restricted to the Central Catchment nature reserve.

Type locality is ‘Tuluk and Gunung Sahilan, Sumatra, Indonesia’ which appears to correspond to localities within the Kampar River drainage of which the former is now known as Teluk Meranti and is o…

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'Puntius' dunckeri (AHL, 1929)

Clown Barb

June 20th, 2012 — 1:16pm
Choy Heng Wah

Although sometimes referred to by the vernacular name ‘big spot barb’ this species is better known in the aquarium hobby as ‘clown barb’. It has been widely misidentified as the congener ‘P.everetti, a distinct and uncommonly-traded species from Borneo and thus appears under that name in the majority of available literature.

The two are quite easy to tell apart, with ‘P.everetti an overall les…

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