Tinfoil Barb (Barbonymus schwanenfeldii)

Also known as Albino Tinfoil Barb, Blacktail Tinfoil Barb, Goldfoil Barb, Redtail Tinfoil Barb, River Barb, Schwanenfeld's Barb, Silver Tin Foil Barb, Tinfoil

Description

Also known as Albino Tinfoil Barb, Blacktail Tinfoil Barb, Goldfoil Barb, Redtail Tinfoil Barb, River Barb, Schwanenfeld's Barb, Silver Tin Foil Barb, Tinfoil.

Found in schools in canals, ditches, flooded fields, medium to large rivers and in streams.
They feed on algae, crustacean, small fish, insects and worms.
Length - 35cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread Asia

Very common in the aquarium trade.
Cyprinids are stomachless fish with toothless jaws. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/4765

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