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Hasselt’s Bony-Lipped Barb

By Gary Bolton

Family: Cyprinidae

Species: Osteochilus hasselti

Size: 30cm (12 inch)

Diet: Omnivorous

Tank levels: Middle and lower

Habitat: Streams and rivers of Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Sunda Islands

Remarks: This fish is very attractive when young, but like the Black Shark it grows large quickly and requires a great deal of space.

Comments: The scales of this juvenile are dotted with reddish brown marks, giving a striped appearance, and a dark spot occurs on the caudal peduncle. Adult fish are plain grey-green. The mouth has lips fringed with pimple-like growths and the lower jaw forms a scraper for algae. All fins carry yellow and red. Quite a large fish to keep at 12 inches.

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This fish comes from the “Tropical Fish” family species of fish. I hope you enjoyed this fish profile that I put together to help people to choose the right fish for the right aquarium tank setup you may own, or be thinking of buying in the future. If you require more information about keeping fish in general and what are the right fish to choose for your tank setups, you can always visit my site called “GB Aquarium” and see what’s posted new there and also join in the discussion taking place.

http://www.garybolton.co.uk

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