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Puntius ticto


Puntius ticto
Ticto Barb
双点倒钩
The Ticto Barb or Twospot Barb (Puntius ticto) is a freshwater and brackish subtropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). It is a native of the upper Mekong, Salwen, Irrawaddy, Meklong and upper Charo Phraya basins in the countries of Nepal, India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.
The ticto barb is silver and gold with two black spots; one just before the pectoral fin and one near the back tail. It grows to a maximum length of 4 inches (10 centimeters).
It is natively found in still, shallow, marginal waters of lakes and rivers, usually with muddy bottoms. It browses close to the substrate in shallow water. Ticto barbs natively live in a subtropical environment and prefer water with a 6.5 - 7.0 pH, a water hardness of 8 - 10 dGH, and a temperature range of 18 - 22 °C. They can live in both fresh and brackish water. Their diet consists of small crustaceans, insects and plankton.

The ticto barb is an active schooling fish, which is usually kept in groups. When in large enough groups, they will not bother any other species of fish. They prefer a well planted environment that is similar to the still and shallow waters with mud bottoms of their native habitat.
Ticto barbs are egg-layers that spawn among a course gravel bed. During spawning, they will lay approximately 150 eggs, laying around 20 at a time. Once spawning is finished, they will usually eat any of the eggs that they find. It is usually necessary to separate the fish from the eggs after spawning in order to prevent the eggs from being eaten. The eggs will hatch in approximately 1 day and will be free-swimming a day later.

双点倒钩,属于一种活泼、温和、要求不多的鱼种,这种鱼会和水族
箱中的其他鱼一起嬉戏。
食性:杂食性;这种鱼无所不吃,喜食活饵、冷冻干燥食物、冷
冻食物以及薄片饲料。
本鱼体呈银棕色,身上覆盖着黑边鱼鳞,有两块小黑斑,一块在尾柄上,另一块在鳃盖后边。背鳍红黑混杂,尤其是雄鱼的鳍,其余的鳍为浅黄色。繁殖期之前,雌鱼会显得丰腴。体长可达10公分。本鱼栖息在淡水溪流中,性情温和,喜群游,属杂食性,以蠕虫、甲壳类、昆虫、植物等为食。雌鱼在岩石上产卵,最多可产120颗卵,鱼卵约1天孵化。
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