Clipper Barb Information & Care

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Fish Type Egg-laying
Fish Family Cyprinids
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).