Six-banded tiger barb
The Six-Banded Barb – Desmopuntius hexazona – is a very peaceful schooling species that is an excellent fish for the community biotope aquarium.
Desmopuntius from the Ancient Greek δεσμψτης (desmotes), meaning ‘prisoner’, and the generic name Puntius, in reference to the barred colour pattern in member species. Hexazona from the Ancient Greek ἕξ (héks), meaning ‘six’, and Latin zona, meaning ‘zone’, in reference to this species’ pattern.
Distribution: Southeast Asia – Malaya (Malaysia), Sumatra (Indonesia) and Borneo.