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Barb Mascara LARGE (Dawkinsia assimilis)

Barb Mascara LARGE (Dawkinsia assimilis)

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The Dawkinsia assimilis, also known as Barbus assimilis, is a freshwater fish native to the rivers of southern India. This specimen, appreciated by aquarists, is distinguished by its colorful patterns and dynamic behavior.

When it comes to water pH, Dawkinsia assimilis wants slightly acidic to neutral levels, with an ideal range between 6.5 and 7.5. These fish are adapted to a variety of water conditions, but maintaining a stable pH is essential for their well-being.

The optimal temperature for Dawkinsia assimilis is between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius. These fish are adapted to living in groups, and a well-heated aquarium promotes active and social behavior within the colony.

Regarding water hardness, a range of 5 to 15 dGH is recommended to recreate the ideal conditions of their natural environment. A well-planted aquatic environment with shaded areas and hiding places.

The behavior of Dawkinsia assimilis is often characterized by its dynamism. These fish are active. A group of Dawkinsia assimilis can coexist harmoniously, but it is always important to monitor potential territorial behaviors, especially when introducing new specimens.

In summary, the Dawkinsia assimilis is a colorful addition to a tropical aquarium, providing enthusiasts with a captivating aquatic life viewing experience.

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