Barilius Ardens


Size: Approx. 2 – 4″

Minimum Tank Size: 40 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive, They do well with similarly sized fish but can be nippy towards slow-moving finned companions.
Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy
Water Conditions: 66-79° F, pH 6.0-8.4, 5-20 dGH
Max. Size: up to 4″
Color Form: Iridescent silver body with blue spots and vertical stripes, males develop a more intense reddish-orange coloration.
Diet: Omnivorous
Compatibility: They are compatible with other active peaceful community fish like rasboras, danios.
Origin: Western Ghats of India
Family: Cyprinidae
Lifespan: 5-7 years
Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner to intermediate