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Oreichthys cosuatis

Oreichthys cosuatis
Kosuati Barb

Oreichthys cosuatis is a small cyprinid fish found in India and Bangladesh. It is also reported from Thailand and Myanmar, but these are not confirmed to be the same species.
They are strictly freshwater, and are found in ditches, ponds, streams and canals .
In an aquarium, they are generally peaceful, and tend not to bother other fishes, even those much smaller than they are. They prefer cooler water, although higher temps are tolerated in the short term providing oxygen levels do not drop. Small, peaceful schooling fish that is rather shy. You should keep them in a special, small aquarium together with some small catfishes. You should plant the aquarium densely on the sides and background. A dark substrate is appreciated.