Clown Barb - Barbus Everetti
Species name: Barbus Everetti
Synonym: Puntius everetti; Barbodes everetti
Common name: Clown barb
Maximum size: 15 cm / 6 inches
Environment: Still and slow-moving fresh water
Origin: Southeast Asia; Borneo, Bunguran Islands, Singapore
Company: Barbus Everetti (Clown barb) should be housed with fish of similar size and temperament.
Water parameters: Temperature 26-29°C / 79-84°F; pH 7.0
Aquarium setup: Barbus Everetti (Clown barb) requires an aquarium measuring atleast 80 com / 32 inches with a capacity of 114 L / 30 gallons or more. Leave open swimming areas in the middle of the aquarium when decorating it and plant dense vegetation along the sides Use rocks and roots to create numerous hiding places.
Feeding: Barbus Everetti (Clown barb) will accept most food including flake food.
Breeding: Barbus Everetti (Clown barb) can be bread in a large aquarium with shallow water. Make sure to cover the bottom with something like marbles to protect the eggs from the parents how will otherwise eat them. Remove the parents directly after the spawning. Move a pair of Barbus Everetti (Clown barb) into the breeding aquarium after they have been well conditioned on a varied diet. They produce up to 2000 eggs. These eggs hatch after 20-30 days and the young Barbus Everetti (Clown barb) can be feed powdered dry food. The fry are sensitive to poor water conditions.
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