2" - 5"
Minimum Tank Size
Black, Green, Orange, Yellow
Slightly acidic (6.0-7.2 pH), intermediate water hardness (3-12 dGH), brackish (1.015ppm), 68 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit
General: The Filamentosa Barb is commonly recognized as the "Teardrop Barb" after the black eyespot near the caudal fin. This species is endemic to the brackish rivers, estuaries, and marshes of the Western Ghats Mountains of India.
Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly acidic (6.0-7.2 pH), intermediate water hardness (3-12 dGH), brackish (1.015ppm)
Aquarium Diet: Brine shrimp, blackworms, spirulina, general flake, omnivore pellet
Dimorphism: The male Filamentosa Barb will mature into a flashy green, red, and yellow coloration, while the female will maintain her basic silver, red, and yellow pattern. Female Filamentosa Barb will grow to a larger size than the male.
Compatibility: This semi-aggressive brackish species is capable of living with other brackish species such as Mono Sebae (Monodactylus sebae) or even with other semi-aggressive freshwater species.