Kosicefin Barb (Dawkinsia Arulius)

Kosicefin Barb (Dawkinsia Arulius)
Kosicefin Barb (Dawkinsia Arulius)

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The kositsefinny barb, or the barb arulius (Arulius barb) is a jumping active fish from the reservoirs of South India. Quite peaceful and hardy. These fish are best kept in small groups of 6-15 individuals. They can tolerate a relatively wide range of hydrochemical values ​​of water, but do not tolerate "dirty" water. Omnivorous. Reproduction in aquariums is not difficult.

Kosicefin barb (female), barb arulius (Dawkinsia arulius), photo photography aquarium fish
Kosicefin barb (female), barb arulius (Dawkinsia arulius), photo photography aquarium fish

Distribution: South and South-East India (rivers Tiruvatankur and Kaveri).

Habitat: rivers and lakes, with well-oxygenated running water and a substrate of gravel, pebbles, rocks and boulders.

Description: the body is elongated, rather high. The head is short, the mouth is finite. The lateral line is full. There is one pair of antennae. The scales are large. The caudal fin is two-lobed.

Color: the back is red-brown with a green tint, the sides are yellowish-silver with a reddish sheen, the scales of the lateral line with green shiny dots. The throat and belly are yellowish. A grayish stripe sometimes runs along the body. Several irregularly shaped transverse stripes of black-blue color extend from the back, but never reach the lower edge of the body. The fins are transparent, reddish.

Size: in nature - up to 12 cm, in an aquarium - up to 8-10 cm.

Life expectancy: up to 7 years.

Aquarium: general, oblong, tightly closed with a lid on top.

Sizes: minimum - from 100 liters and from 150 cm in length, optimally - 150-200 liters.

Water: pH 6-7, dH -12 °, active aeration, filtration (biofilter is desirable), moderate flow. Weekly water changes up to 30-50%. The kositseplinny barb is picky about the purity of water.

Temperature: 20-26 ° C.

Lighting: diffused.

Substrate: fine gravel and dark sand.

Plants: thickets of hard-leaved plants (Thai fern, bolbitis and anubias), including floating ones.

Decoration: stones, driftwood, caves, various decor, plants, free swimming area.

Kosicefin barb (Dawkinsia arulius), photo photograph of fish
Kosicefin barb (Dawkinsia arulius), photo photograph of fish

Feeding: in nature it eats various worms, insects, crustaceans, plant material and other organic matter. In aquariums, he willingly takes combined, live and vegetable (spinach, lettuce, nettle, dandelion, canned green peas, zucchini, etc.) feed. With a lack of plant feed in the diet, it begins to spoil plants. The kositsefinny barb is prone to obesity, so once a week the fish are given a fasting day.

Behavior: schooling active fish. Group keeping is recommended - at least 6-10 individuals. When kept alone or in pairs, the fish become shy (they hide in the vegetation all the time) or, conversely, begin to bully the neighbors in the aquarium.

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Character: peaceful.

Water zone: middle and bottom water layer.

May be kept with: active peaceful fish (cardinals, zebrafish, akars, other barbs).

Cannot be kept with: slow-moving fish, including those with long fins (cockerels, neons, tetras).

Kosicefinny barb, barb arulius (Dawkinsia arulius), photo photo of fish
Kosicefinny barb, barb arulius (Dawkinsia arulius), photo photo of fish

Breeding fish: spawning in groups (with a predominance of females) or in pairs. Producers are seated for 7-10 days and fed abundantly. A spawning aquarium with a volume of 80-100 liters, a water level of 20-30 cm, low aeration, a separator mesh and several bushes of small-leaved plants are placed on the bottom. The lighting is dim. The fish are planted in the spawning grounds in the evening, and spawning begins at dawn. Water parameters: dH 2-10 °, pH 6.8-7, T 26-28 ° C.

Sexual differences: the male is brighter and larger than the female, his dorsal fin has a braid-like outgrowth.

Puberty: begins by 9-12 months.

Number of caviar: up to 400-500 eggs.

Incubation period: 2 days.

Offspring: juveniles swim on day 6. The fry are large.

Feeding juveniles: starter food - "live dust", brine shrimp nauplii, then - cyclops, small daphnia and microworms.

Jigging from parents: after spawning, the producers are planted.

Comments: The albino form of the braid barbus is widely cultivated.

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