Clipper Barb Information & Care
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|Sub Family 1||Barbs|
|Common Name||Clipper Barb|
|Scientific Name||Barbus callipterus|
The Clipper Barb (Barbus callipterus) is a freshwater and brackish tropical fish belonging to the Barb family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Africa from C?te d'Ivoire through the Chad basin to Nigeria and Cameroon, this fish is sometimes found in the fish keeping hobby.
Clipper Barbs natively live in a tropical environment and prefer freshwater an ideal temperature range of 66 - 77 °F (19 - 25 °C). They grow to a maximum length of 3 in (8 cm) and a maximum weight of 0.18 oz (5.0 g).