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post #1 of 5 Old 08-28-2011, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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Puntius barb

A good aquarium fish, want to know about the location of its availability in the world
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-29-2011, 04:21 PM
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From that photo I'm not sure of the species, it may be Puntius semifasciolatus, you can check the photo and data in our profile. Click the shaded name to see the profile. You can browse through the other barbs included as well.

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-29-2011, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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This species is Puntius shalynius, it is available in Asia in the prestine natural habitats, but not sure if available in other parts of the world. It is a natural aquarium fish in which males are very colorful during breeding season than females.
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-30-2011, 10:29 AM
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This species is Puntius shalynius, it is available in Asia in the prestine natural habitats, but not sure if available in other parts of the world. It is a natural aquarium fish in which males are very colorful during breeding season than females.
That is a species new to me, and one I've not seen locally in stores. According to Fishbase, it occurs in Assam and Meghalaya in India.

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-03-2011, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Yes u r right
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