The African banded barb, Angola barb, blue-barred barb or fire barb (Enteromius fasciolatus) is found mainly in Angola and Zambia, extending into neighboring Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are the upper and middle Zambezi River, the Cunene and Kafue Rivers, the Luapula River and Lake Mweru, the Okavango River, Lake Kariba, and the Zambian Congo River, as well as some of their tributaries. This species is a lively and peaceful aquarium fish and it does not thrive in high water hardness and needs to be kept in groups.