Personal tools
You are here: Home / Species Index / Barbucca diabolica

Barbucca diabolica

by Martin Thoene last modified Nov 12, 2006 10:38 PM


Scientific name: Barbucca diabolica (Roberts, 1989)

Common name: None

Synonyms: None

Distribution: Malay peninsula (Johore) and western Borneo (Kapuas)

Sexual Dimorphism: Not known

Maximum size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Similar to: None

Barbucca diabolica

Care: Lives in small, forested streams and backwaters. The aquarium should aim to match these conditions with good filtration and some flow. Subdued lighting.

Feeding: Feeds on small invertebrates, algae and detritus in nature. Should eat most proprietary aquarium foods, supplemented by live and frozen foods.

Water parameters: pH: 6.5 - 7.0 Hardness: Medium Max dh: 12

Temperature: 75- 82.4ºF (24-28 °C)

Breeding: Not bred in aquaria


Barbucca was erected as a monotypic genus by Tyson Roberts in 1989, with Barbucca diabolica as the only species.

Very little information is available on this tiny, beautifully marked loach.

Photo Gallery

Click to view all images of this species!

Photo Gallery Icon

Document Actions

Random Photo