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The Mascara Barb's ancestors originated in South West India, but now Mascara Barbs live in many aquariums throughout the world. Mascara Barbs can grow to be 4.5" long, including their tails, which is a nice size for aquariums with 60 or more gallons of water. Mascara Barbs are active swimmers and are rarely aggressive but will eat small fish that fit into their mouths. Recommended tank mates for Mascara Barbs include other medium sized Barbs, larger Rainbowfish, Clown Loaches, Gouramis, and many other medium size aquarium fish. These Barbs are most comfortable at about 75 degrees F with a water pH of about 7 with moderate hardness. It is best to house these fish in at least a 30-gallon aquarium, when they're less than 2" long, but bigger is better. Eventually they'll need to live in at least a 60-gallon aquarium and each Mascara Barb will need at least 5-gallons of water.