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Golden Barb

Imported

Golden Barb (Barbodes Semifaciolatus)

Native Location: China

Climate: Freshwater

Maximum Size: 7.5cm (3 inches)

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Breeding: Beginner

Temperature Range: 20 – 25℃ (68 – 77℉)

Preferred pH Range: 6.0 – 8.0

Minimum Aquarium Size: 75L (20 gallons)

Potential Tankmates: Tetras, Danios, Gouramis

Care Level: Easy

 Bright-yellow and great contrast for aquariums, Golden Barbs are among some of the most popular Barb species. They are attractive, hardy fish, so perfect for beginners and still adored by experts.

Golden Barbs are primarily omnivores, eating almost anything that gets dropped into their tank. They will enjoy a mixture of larvae, worms and vegetation. A varied diet will benefit the health of Golden Barbs. Flake, pellet, and frozen foods will also be accepted. Golden Barbs are schooling fish, meaning they will need to be kept in a group of at least six of their kind. But because of their peaceful nature and size, unlike the likes of Tiger Barbs, Golden Barbs make excellent community tankmates. Pair them with short-finned Tetra, Danios and Gouramis. Golden Barbs are hardy, as they come from free-flowing streams and rivers in the wild. They will need a decent current in their aquarium environment.

 Golden Barbs are known to nip at fish with longer fins, such as Angelfish and Bettas.

They will want to occupy the middle and bottom regions of the tank. Golden Barbs may not do well in planted aquariums. They will want to nip at all your vegetation, so choose hardier vegetation or plant them sparsely. Golden Barbs do not have specific tank décor requirements, but their colours will come up better against a dark substrate.

 Females colours can appear much duller than males, and their bodies will be plumper in the belly. But the belly of mature males will turn red or red-orange when they are ready to spawn. As they breed through egg scattering, you will need them in a separate tank, providing spawning mops or fine-leafed plants. Also, provide plenty of hiding spots for females as males can be quite aggressive during the breeding season, and females will need places to hide away. Lighting should be dim, and water should have a gentle flow. Spawning should typically occur between early morning and dawn. Remove adults from the tank once spawning has occurred.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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