This is one of the larger barbs which attain a length of 4-5 inch. It is a very attractive species with a yellow-pink body marked with a number of blue-grey blotches and triangular patches. The fins have a decided reddish hue.
Sexes could be determined by the much more striking colour of the male, and also the deeper body of the female. They spawn in the exact same manner as other barbs, but they don’t breed readily, in reality they’re most challenging. It is essential to use a big aquarium, and offer artificial aeration-raise the temperature to about 80° F, and condition initial for a couple of weeks by separating the sexes and feeding live foods.