Pethia nigrofasciata


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Offering Pethia nigrofasciata (Black Ruby Barb).

A beautifully coloured black and red fish, with deep black bars Black Ruby’s are endemic to Sri Lanka, from mountain hill streams. Growing to a maximum of 3 inches, the males have more intensely coloured finnage and shorter bodies than females. They appreciate dense vegetation, rock, wood and gravel sand substrate replicating their natural environment. Keeping them in groups of 6 or more will also help this fish feel secure in their surroundings. Feed a balanced diet from flake, pellet, dried, live and or frozen foods to maintain their health and vibrant colouration; with regular fresh water changes.

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