Tambraparni Barb (Puntius tambraparniei)
Tambraparni Barb (Puntius tambraparniei)
Tambraparni Barb (Puntius tambraparniei)
Tambraparni Barb (Puntius tambraparniei)
Tambraparni Barb (Puntius tambraparniei)

Tambraparni Barb (Puntius tambraparniei)

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Introducing the Tambraparni Barb, a captivating addition to your aquarium!

This stunning fish, scientifically known as Puntius tambraparniei, is a delightful choice for aquarists seeking beauty and tranquility in their tanks. Dive into the world of these elegant aquatic creatures with Aquatic Arts, your trusted source for premium aquarium fish.

What we like about this fish:

- Aesthetic Appeal: The Tambraparni Barb boasts a shimmering silver body adorned with iridescent scales and bold markings, adding visual interest to any aquarium.

- Peaceful Nature: Known for its gentle demeanor, the Tambraparni Barb thrives in community settings, fostering harmony among tankmates and creating a serene aquatic ambiance.

- Graceful Movements: With its streamlined form and graceful movements, the Tambraparni Barb adds an elegant touch to your aquatic landscape, captivating observers with its fluid motions.

Recommended Tank Parameters:

- Temperature: Maintain the water temperature between 72°F to 78°F (22°C to 26°C) to ensure the comfort and well-being of your Tambraparni Barbs.

- pH: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH level between 6.5 to 7.5, replicating their natural habitat conditions and supporting optimal health.

- KH (Carbonate Hardness): Keep the KH at a moderate level to help stabilize pH fluctuations. Aim for a KH range of 4 to 8 dKH (degrees of carbonate hardness).

- Size: Provide a tank size suitable for small to medium-sized aquariums, considering the adult size of Tambraparni Barbs, which typically ranges from 2 to 2.5 inches (5 to 6.5 cm).

Maintaining these recommended tank parameters will create an optimal environment for your Tambraparni Barbs, promoting their health, vitality, and vibrant coloration.


- Diet: Tambraparni Barbs are omnivorous and enjoy a varied diet. Offer them high-quality flakes, pellets, and freeze-dried foods as a staple diet, supplemented with occasional treats like bloodworms and brine shrimp to ensure their nutritional needs are met.
- Social Behavior: Tambraparni Barbs are peaceful and adaptable, thriving in community setups with compatible tankmates. They are best kept in groups of six or more to allow them to exhibit their natural schooling behavior, creating a captivating sight in the aquarium.

- Origin: Native to freshwater habitats in the Tambraparni River basin in India, Tambraparni Barbs appreciate tank conditions that mimic their natural environment, including ample swimming space and vegetation.

- Average Adult Size: The average adult size of Tambraparni Barbs is approximately 2 to 2.5 inches (5 to 6.5 cm), making them suitable for smaller aquarium setups.

- Average Purchase Size: At the time of purchase, Tambraparni Barbs are typically juveniles and measure around 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 to 3.8 cm). They are small and grow steadily with proper care, so ensure your tank is adequately sized to accommodate their growth.

- Is this shrimp and invert friendly: Tambraparni Barbs are generally peaceful and pose minimal threat to shrimp species and other invertebrates. Shrimps like Cherry Shrimp, Amano Shrimp, and Ghost Shrimp can safely inhabit the same tank, adding diversity and activity to your aquatic ecosystem.

- Recommended Tank Mates: Opt for small to medium-sized fish species with similar temperament and water requirements, such as tetras, rasboras, and smaller peaceful cichlids. Avoid aggressive or territorial species that may intimidate or harm the barb.

Remember that these guidelines are essential for maintaining the health and well-being of your Tambraparni Barbs. Providing them with a balanced diet, a suitable social environment, and proper tank conditions will help ensure their longevity and allow you to fully appreciate their natural beauty and behavior in your aquarium.

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