Gallery description : barb

Barb which scientific name is barbus barbus grows 2.5cm - 7cm (1in - 3in). Barb usually inhabits slow flowing rivers and lagoons. It has a scales skin type. The diet is omnivore. The life span is 3 - 7 years.

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Facts about barbs
NameBarb
PhylumChordata
Main PreyFish, shrimp, algae
Water TypeFresh
Distinctive FeaturesEasily adaptable and rows of teeth
DietOmnivore
FamilyCyprinidae
Average Clutch Size1,500
HabitatSlow flowing rivers and lagoons
ColourBlack, white, yellow, orange, red, silver
PredatorsFish, birds, reptiles
Skin TypeScales
Common NameBarb
GenusBarbus
Conservation StatusLeast concern
Size (L)2.5cm - 7cm (1in - 3in)
Life Span3 - 7 years
KingdomAnimalia
Optimum pH Level6.0 - 7.5
ClassActinopterygii
Scientific NameBarbus barbus
OriginAsia
OrderCypriniformes
Image Details
Description Barb. Description Giant Barb.jpg
Width 1140 pixels
Heigh 720 pixels
File type JPG
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