These small dwarf barbs aren’t a especially brilliantly attractive species, but the adults attain a length of 1.25 inch and have beautiful fishy silver-blue scales that sparkle with reflected light. The marking consists of four or five dark blotches, much more or less evenly disposed, along the centre line of every side. Pectoral fins are clear; all other fins have an orange or yellow tint.
They don’t have barbels. It is a peaceful and hardy community fish, but simply because of its small size it is not advisable for it to be included in aquaria containing big specimens. They’re a lot much better if kept in communities of their own kind as they’re not especially fond of their own business.
They’re not ready breeders, but they’ll spawn at a temperature of 75° F.