Lemon Fin Barb

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Description of the Lemon Fin Barb

The Lemon Fin Barb is also known as the Yellow Fin Barb, Pale Barb or Golden Belly Barb.They are a Potamodromous fish which is defined as a migratory fish which migrates wholly within freshwater.

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Popular Name: Lemon Fin Barb
Species: Barbus daruphani

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Lemon Fin Barb

Profile of the Lemon Fin Barb
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Lemon Fin Barb species.

  • Size: Up to 25cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 23 to 28 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Frozen or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Peaceful community fish

  • Habitat: Freshwater forest streams

  • Behaviour: Best kept in small groups

  • Range: South East Asia. Malay Peninsular

Scientific Classification of the Lemon Fin Barb
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Barbus daruphani

  • Popular Name: Lemon Fin Barb - Pale Barb - Yellow Fin Barb - Golden Belly Barb

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family:Cyprinidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Lemon Fin Barb?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Lemon Fin Barb slimy?
Lemon Fin Barb secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Lemon Fin Barb to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Lemon Fin Barb have gills?
Gills enable the Lemon Fin Barb to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Lemon Fin Barb have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Lemon Fin Barb has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Lemon Fin Barb has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Lemon Fin Barb has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Lemon Fin Barb has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Lemon Fin Barb

Lemon Fin Barb

  • Interesting Information about Lemon Fin Barb

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Lemon Fin Barb slimy?

  • Why do the Lemon Fin Barb have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Lemon Fin Barb have fins?

  • Species: Barbus daruphani

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