Snyder's Barb - Planted Tank Mates

Snyder’s Barb

3.5” | 6 or more | 30 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

Puntius snyderi

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3.5″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Moderate Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 3 – 10

dKH: 4 – 7

Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Platies, Loaches, Otocinclus and snails.  Avoid fish with long fins like bettas and guppies.

Notes

Snyder’s Barbs are actually peaceful compare to other barb species.  They grow up to 3.5″ in size and are great tank mates with general nano community fish.  Males will exhibit bright red coloration when competing to mate and in general, these fish may nip at thin leaf plants.

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ImageSnyder's barb (Puntius snyderi).Bosemani rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani).Cherry barb (Puntius titteya).Odessa barb (Pethia padamya).Bloodfin tetra fish (Aphyocharax anisitsi).Green neon tetra fish (Paracheirodon simulans).
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Description

3.5” | 6 or more | 30 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

4" | 6 or more | 30 gal

PH 7 - 8 | Peaceful

2” | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-8 | Peaceful

3" | 5 or more | 30 gal

PH 6-8 | Semi-Aggres.

2" | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

1.25" | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

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Puntius snyderi

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3.5″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Moderate Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 3 - 10

dKH: 4 – 7

Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Platies, Loaches, Otocinclus and snails.  Avoid fish with long fins like bettas and guppies.

Notes

Snyder's Barbs are actually peaceful compare to other barb species.  They grow up to 3.5" in size and are great tank mates with general nano community fish.  Males will exhibit bright red coloration when competing to mate and in general, these fish may nip at thin leaf plants.

Melanotaenia boesemani

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 75° – 82°

PH: 7 – 8

dGH: 8 – 20

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 6

Tank Mates

 Cherry Barbs, Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Dwarf Gouramis, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Guppies, Plecos, Dwarf Corydoras, Loaches, Otocinclus and even Dwarf Shrimp.

Notes

Although larger in size, Boesemani Rainbowfish are peaceful middle dwellers with small mouths.  They do well in a community with many nano fish including cherry barbs.  Minimize plant and decoration density and aim for 48" long tank to give them ample swimming space.

Puntius titteya

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 8

dGH: 3 - 10

dKH: 4 – 7

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Platies, Loaches, Otocinclus and snails.  Avoid fish with long fins like bettas and guppies.

Notes

Cherry Barbs are actually peaceful compare to other barb species.  They grow up to 2" in size and are great tank mates with general nano community fish.

Pethia padamya

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Semi-Aggressive

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 - 82

PH: 6 – 8

dGH: 3 - 10

dKH: 4 – 10

Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 5 or more

Tank Mates

Active and fast swimming community fish like Zebra Danios, Cories, Loaches, Platies and Rad-tailed sharks.

Avoid slowing moving, long finned fish like Bettas, Guppies, Gouramis, dwarf shrimps and small snails.

Notes

The Odessa Barb can be aggressive with other Odessas in the same tank, particularly the males exerting dominance.  They may also nip at slower moving fish or fish with long-flowing fins, such as Guppies, Angelfish, Betta fish, Goldfish, Gourami and small snails.

Aphyocharax anisitsi

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68° – 75°

PH: 6 – 7.2

dGH: 4 – 8

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Cardina and Neocaridina shrimp, Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches, Otocinclus, dwarf shrimp and snails

Notes

Bloodfin tetras can be both subtle and vibrant.  Their silver bodies and red highlights make them great community fish.  General rule is 2 gallons per fish. Provide a minimum of 10 gallons, but aim for 20 to provide extra room to swim.  Avoid aggressive or territorial species or large fish with big mouths such as cichlids.

Paracheirodon innes

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.25″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68° – 75°

PH: 6 – 7.2

dGH: 4 – 8

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches, Otocinclus, dwarf shrimp and snails

Notes

Green Neon Tetras are great beginner fish.  They're similar in appearance to Neon Tetras except their red color is very faint and their green/blue-ish stripe is super vibrant.  General rule is 2 gallons per fish. 10 Gallon tank at a minimum, but push for 20 or more for healthy and happy fish. Avoid aggressive or territorial species or large fish with big mouths such as cichlids.

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