Yellowfin Tinfoil Barb

Barb | Yellowfin Tinfoil Barb

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Hypsibarbus wetmorei

Common Name: Yellowfin Tinfoil Barb, Golden Belly Barb, Lemon Fin Barb

Adult Size: 18 inches

Life Expectancy: 8 years

Habitat: Southeast Asia 

Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 72 - 81° F 
  • pH Range: 6.5 - 7.5 
  • Water Hardness: 5 - 15

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore; will generally eat all kinds of live, fresh, and flake foods. To keep a good balance give them a high quality flake food everyday. They will also like some live food treats like worms or shrimps. Even though they like proteins, they need lots of vegetable foods. Vegetable supplements include vegetable based fish pellets, and also blanched lettuce or spinach.

Breeding & Spawning: Can be challenging due to their substantial size and their spawning requirements. 

Gender: Sexually mature females typically exhibit a deeper body profile and may attain larger sizes than their male counterparts.