Fiveband barb

The fish superficially resembles the tiger barb, except that there are five black vertical bands on an orange or gold body instead of four bands on the tiger barb.

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The Fiveband barb lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 5.0 - 6.0, dH range: 5 - 12 environment.

The pentazona barb (Puntius pentazona), or fiveband barb is a tropical fish belonging to the Barb genus of the minnow family. It is a native of Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam. They are also referred to as Barbus pentazona. More

Common names

Belted barb in English
Brzanka pięciopręga in Polish (polski)
Fembåndet barbe in Danish (dansk)
Fembåndsbarbe in Danish (dansk)
five-banded barb in English
Fiveband barb in English
Fünfgürtelbarbe in German (Deutsch)
Parmička pětipruhá in Czech (česky)
Parmička sumatránská in Czech (česky)
Puntius pentazona in Catalan (Català)
Puntius pentazona in French (français)
Sixband barb in English
tiger barb in English
Viisiraitabarbi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
五带无须魮 in Mandarin Chinese
五带魮 in Mandarin Chinese
五帶無鬚魮 in Mandarin Chinese
五帶魮 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Puntius
Species : Puntius pentazona
Authority : Boulenger, 1894