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Barbucca Diabolica

Scientific Name: Barbucca diabolica
Family: Cyprinidae (Barbucca)

About the Barbucca Diabolica

Species Type: Freshwater Fish
Category: Cyprinids

Care Level: Very Easy. Will tolerate a wide range of water parameters including pH, temperature and hardness. Can tolerate higher nitrate levels than other fish and is hardy enough to withstand the cycling process. Will readily eat prepared foods and has no special care requirements.

Origin: Malay Peninsula and Borneo

Compatibility/Temperament: 1


Not much is known about this fish. The name Barbucca was said to be coined by Tyson Roberts in 1989 with only Barbucca diabolica as the member of its own genus.

It originates from forested streams so leaf litter, bogwoods and dense thickets of plants are very important as you aim to replicate its environment.

Barbucca Diabolica Diet

Like other loaches, it will relish invertebrates including brine shrimps, bloodworms and commercial foods.


Ideal water parameters for Barbucca Diabolica

The Barbucca Diabolica should be kept in an aquarium with the temperature ranging from 75 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, and a Ph of around 6.5.

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