Black ruby barb

The black ruby barb or purplehead barb is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family .

The Black ruby barb lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 6.5, dH range: 5 - 12 environment.

The black ruby barb (Puntius nigrofasciatus) or purplehead barb is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating from Sri Lanka in forested streams from the Kelani basin to the Nilwala basin, they are found in streams on hills around 1000 ft (300 m) in elevation. More

A male Black Ruby barb in breeding colours. More

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The Black Ruby Barb comes from Sri Lanka. It grows to about two and a half inches (7 cm) long. Water Conditions The Black Ruby Barb prefers reasonably soft, slightly acidic water. More

The very hardy Black Ruby Barb grows to two inches and needs plenty of room to swim. It also likes to have plants at the back and sides of the tank to take shelter in. The water temperature should be in the range of 72 More

(Redirected from Black ruby barb) Jump to: navigation , search Puntius nigrofasciatus - (Günther, 1868)Black Ruby Barb One of many commendable barbs, always best kept in schools or groups of at least three fish. More

Black Ruby Barbs do best with some open areas, but lots of cover to retreat into if surprised. Diet: Mixed, generally not picky, will eat most prepared or frozen fare. Breeding: Males have the purple-red head coloration. More

Food The Black Ruby Barb is an omnivore. It will eat any normal fish food, but live food is preferred and if possible some mosquito larvae, blood worms, Daphnia or other suitable sized live food should be given. More

September 2003: My Black Ruby Barb's had babies! One of these babies looks as though he will survive. He is approximately 1/4 inch (.5 cm) in length- probably too big to be devoured. More

EditedEdited 22-Sep-2009 21:27One of my Black Ruby barbs (a female) in my 55g has a seriously bulging eye I just noticed. She has what appears to be a white "bump" or growth on her snout beside the eyes that's popping out. My guess is some sort of fungus. More

Black Ruby Barbs natively live in a tropical climate among cool, shady forested streams with either gravel or sand substrates. Their diet mainly consists of algae and plant matter. They prefer water with a 6.0–6. More

Common names

Black ruby barb in English
black-ruby barb in English
Brzanka purpurowa in Polish (polski)
Bulath hapaya in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Chernyi puntius in Russian (русский язык)
Mrenka purpurová in Slovak (slovenčina)
Parmička černostuhá in Czech (česky)
Parmička purpurohlavá in Czech (česky)
Parmička purpurová in Czech (česky)
Punapääbarbi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Puntius nigrofasciatus in Italian (Italiano)
Purple-headed barb in English
Purplehead barb in English
Purpurbarbe in Danish (dansk)
Purpurhuvudsbarb in Swedish (Svenska)
Purpurkopfbarbe in German (Deutsch)
Ruby barb in English
пунтиус черный in Russian (русский язык)
Черен барбус in Bulgarian (български език)
黑带无须魮 in Mandarin Chinese
黑帶無鬚魮 in Mandarin Chinese
黑条魮 in Mandarin Chinese
黑條魮 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Puntius
Species : Puntius nigrofasciatus
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