Pethia ticto (Hamilton, 1822)
Ticto barb
Pethia ticto
photo by Ott, G.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  12.52 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish; pH range: 6.5 - 7; dH range: 10, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand (Ref. 4832). Occurs in the upper Mekong, Salween, Irrawaddy, Meklong and upper Chao Phraya basins (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Found in still, shallow, marginal waters of tanks and rivers, mostly with muddy bottoms. They browse close to the substrate in shallow water. Feed on crustaceans, insects and plankton. About 150 eggs are laid in batches of about 20 at a time; eggs hatch in about a day, and fry are free-swimming the next day. Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 March 2010 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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