The group of cyprinids, It has currently with near 2.000 species of freshwater fish, spread worldwide, except for South America, Northern Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Madagascar e Islandia.

This wide geographical area, It provides a lot of different habitats and natural means.

Among aquarists They are especially appreciated barbel, danios and rasboras. Small fish, to acclimate easily and that can be played without too many complications. Morphological differential fact cyprinids, is the absence of buccal teeth, which they are substituted by pharyngeal sheets.

Within the cyprinids, we could or should distinguish two particularly important groups, barbels and carps.

All tents are considered cold water fish, Red Fish (Goldfish), KOI ... are some of the typical specimens.

Barbs or rather 'Barbus', They are a fairly large genus of species, which usually cause some controversy, as some call the Barbus and Puntius or Capoeta, but the most widely accepted version is Barbus.

Within cyprinids varieties of fish have hot water and cold water varieties. Some of the best known cyprinids hot water are:

Barbel fins long

Barbus arulius

It is a peaceful fish, suitable for an aquarium of about 80 liters in size, in which You can share space with other fish of the same gender.

Although the colors of barbel long fins are attractive, are muted, what remains something of interest, which supplies however with being very active and you can often watch him swim.

Water should be slightly acidic, soft and with a pH environment of 6 a 6,5.

It is difficult to reproduce in captivity barbo.

beard rayado

Barbus fasciatus

Striped catfish, reminds a little of the clownfish by his stripes, but really do not have anything to do color, or logically habitat.

They are gregarious, very active and need a large aquarium, at least one 200 liters, where you are with space for swimming.

Water should be stored in a temperature between 24º to 28ºC, It must also be soft and slightly acidic.

are about 15 centimeters to the reach adult stage, and one can see a difference in size between the larger female, and male, smaller and slender.

beard ROSADO

Barbus conchonius

The amazing thing about this variety of Barbus, is that at the time of Spawning (mating) completely changes the male shade.

It is usually silver shade, but becomes red coloration purple.

It is a gregarious fish, you need to live in a group of fish, which it will show very active.

As for the aquarium, need to have at least eighty liters the, with a temperature between 22º and 26º, soft water. They are big fish. In aquarium can measure about 15 centimeters, but in nature reach 18 centimeters.

Barbo five bands

Barbus pentazona

This is one of the most original Barbs. It is small, It is about 5 centimeters, its color is markedly reddish fins red, when conditions are optimal. It is furrowed by vertical bands of blue-black shade.

It is a very active fish, as most barbel and although it is usually peaceful, can sometimes be a little aggressive.

It is easy to reproduce, however it is not easy to successfully carry out the breeding of fingerlings.

pearl Danio

Brachydanio albolineatus

It is a fish native to Sumatra, which you can be found in the stagnant waters of the rice fields and in areas where river waters are calmer.

Danios to be at the Aquarium, it is convenient to have a good group, as They are gregarious. Indefatigable swimmers and dynamic, we never get bored of seeing them swim.

They are not demanding with water, which may be of the tap, if we use a good filtration and aeration systems.

The temperature of the water should be in the vicinity of 23º, but it holds it reaches 30 ° C.

zebra Danio

Brachydanio rerio

It is called Zebra, that it is crisscrossed by very striking horizontal stripes.

It is an aquarium fish very easy to care, more suitable for beginners in the world of aquariums. They are very active fish, what need to live in community, at least one group of the 10, You do not have to be a big problem, since they are small. Adult state, are about 5 centimeters.

See: zebra Danio

Red-tailed black shark

Epalzeorhynchus bicolor

It is a native fish in Southeast Asia. If conditions permit aquarium, grows quite, reaching measure 20 centimeters long. It is quite social.

We need a large aquarium, about 200 liters, with much decoration in which to hide. The temperature of the water should be between 24º and 26ºC and slightly alkaline. Partial renovations need water.

See: Labeo bicolor

harlequin fish, red rasbora

Rasbora heteromorpha

The harlequin fish It is originally from Thailand and Sumatra, where we will find in the rivers and streams.

It is a fish very Important, you need an aquarium at the least hundred liters and keep company with more fish of its species, between eight and 10 Copies are ideal.

In the aquarium we must add plants, to swim and we facilitate reproduction. The female lays eggs on the undersides of the leaves, and then the male fertilizes.

The temperature of the water should be maintained between 24º and 27ºC, a slightly acidic pH, below 6.5.

See: Harlequin fish

Rasbora redline

Rasbora pauciperforata

This fish is endemic to Sumatra, where we can find in the courses of rivers where there is much vegetation and organic waste.

It is a bright color, that it is accentuated if the bottom of the aquarium is lined with a dark peat-based substrate or black shade area.

It grows to a size of 7 centimeters, in an aquarium 70 liters.

Pez Volador Zorro

Epalzeorhynchus kallopterus

Fox Flying Fish It is a territorial species, it becomes very aggressive as you age. It is omnivorous, but usually it is usually fed algae and is known for this feature.

Despite its aggressiveness, is a fish in aquariums very recurring, perhaps that keep the aquarium clean algae.

It's a fish originating in Thailand and Malaysia, where it is in some rivers with running water, so like aquariums covered with sand or small pebbles funds. See: Fish flying fox


Boraras Brigittae

The fish boraras brigittae, also know as Mosquito or Mosquito Boraras, It is a native fish southwestern Borneo. It is a very small fish, measures only about three centimeters.

It is a very peaceful fish, too shy, so it is better to have only specimens of this fish in an aquarium.

Peroá € |si we have it within a community aquarium, we put it with very small fish, similar to yours.

In the aquarium must play their habitat Pure, with a lot of plants, and a dim light. See: Boraras Brigittae

beard cereza

Barbus titteya

The cherry Barbo It is very common among lovers of aquatics, This is one of the most common barbel and also, very easy to care for in the aquarium.

Your name, beard cereza, It is due to its spectacular cherry red color shade, It is adopting the mating period.

They are very calm fish, which can be perfectly in a community tank, whenever we care to introduce several ejemplaresâ € |no stand to be alone (as a species). They feed without any problems, are omnivorous.

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beard tigre

Puntius tetrazona

The Barbo Tigre, It is one of the genus Barbus fish from Sumatra and Borneo, most requested by lovers of acuriarios.

Are very active and fast swimmers fish, they are somewhat aggressive with other copies slower and quiet. The trick to not display as aggressive, It is to keep a small shoal of between 6 Y 10 copies.

In return, we have one variety of fish very resistant, with very attractive colors, vistosidad adding to a community aquarium.

They are omnivorous, They feed almost all, They have a voracious appetite. Its preferred feeding live prey are small, as Artemia.

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Shoal of Barba Tigre

Rasbora Galaxy

Denmark Margaritatus

Galaxy Rasbora fish It is one of the smallest cyprinids you can put in your aquarium, even so, They are a fish with a really attractive coloring, depending on your mood can vary in color and intensity.

It is advisable introduce a small shoal, so that the fish do not suffer from stress and to appreciate its beauty this beautiful aquarium fish.

As for the care needed, a fish is relatively easy to care, suitable for any amateur who starts in acuariofilia.

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