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Puntius gelius


Puntius gelius
Golden Dwarf Barb
黄金袖珍倒钩
The Golden Barb or Golden Dwarf Barb (Puntius gelius) is a subtropical freshwater fish belonging to the Cyprininae sub-family of the Cyprinidae family. It originates in inland waters in Asia, and is found in Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. It has also been introduced to waters in Colombia. It was originally described as Cyprinus gelius by Dr. Francis Buchanan-Hamilton in 1822. It is sometimes known as "Glass Barb" but that is properly Puntius guganio.
The fish will grow in length up to 2 inches (5.1 cm).
It natively inhabits rivers, and standing water with a silty bottom. They live in a tropical climate in water with a 6.0 - 6.5 pH, a water hardness of 8 - 15 dGH, and a temperature range of 20 - 25 °C. It feeds on benthic and planktonic crustaceans, and insects.
The golden barb is of commercial importance in the aquarium trade industry.
The golden barb is an open water, substrate egg-scatterer, and adults do not guard the eggs. They primarily spawn in shallow water.

黄金袖珍倒钩, 體表半透明的橙黃色,分佈不規則黑斑。頭部帶有青色螢光斑點。原生地為沈積大量泥沙與淤泥的河川與靜止的水域。雜食性,以小型甲殼類與昆蟲,植物碎屑為食。 個性溫馴活潑,喜群游。 

本鱼体型小巧,体色为金黄带棕色,体躯上有黑色的不规则的小斑纹。高突的背部和侧深的腹部形成圆形,至尾柄处逐渐变得细长,腹部为银白色。鱼鳍挺立,通常为透明,尾鳍为深叉状。体长可达5.1公分。

本鱼栖息在泥底质的静止水域,属杂食性,以藻类、甲壳类、昆虫等为食,喜成群活动。

为观赏性鱼类,能够在较低水温下生活,是初养者或混养鱼缸中最理想的选择

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