The black ruby barb is a peaceful, beautiful small barb from the forested streams of Sri Lanka, off the southern coast of India. Best described as a friendly omnivorous tank mate, it may have issues with being out-competed by larger, more carnivorous fish. In the wild, both deforestation and over-collection have put this species at risk.


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Scientific name Common Name Size Temperament
Pethia nigrofasciata
Ruby barb7.5mmPeaceful
 Water Temperature Water pH Tank size Diet
23-26oC6.0-7.0 75 litresOmnivore