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Meet the Swimming Creatures 6 Golden Dwarf Barb (Pethia gelius) – a splash of vibrant gold for your freshwater aquarium.


Overview: The Golden Dwarf Barb, or Pethia gelius, is a stunning freshwater fish known for its dazzling golden color and lively nature. Originating from South Asia, these barbs are perfect for community aquariums.


Appearance: Adorned in brilliant gold, the Golden Dwarf Barb's streamlined body and vibrant fins bring a radiant charm to your tank.


Behavior and Compatibility: These barbs are lively and social, thriving in groups and coexisting well with other freshwater tank mates. Their playful behavior adds a dynamic touch to your aquarium.


Water Parameters: Maintain optimal conditions for your Golden Dwarf Barbs with these recommended parameters:


  • Temperature: 72°F to 78°F (22°C to 26°C)
  • pH: 6.0 to 7.5
  • Hardness: 5 to 15 dGH

Feeding: As omnivores, Golden Dwarf Barbs enjoy a mix of high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods. Regular feeding enhances their colors and overall health.


Aquascape Recommendations: Create a natural habitat with vegetation, driftwood, and open swimming spaces. The Golden Dwarf Barb thrives in well-decorated tanks with hiding spots.

6 Golden Dwarf Barb (Pethia gelius) Live Freshwater Aquarium Fish

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