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Hoven’s Carp or Golden sharks
Leptobarbus hoevenii

Native to: Freshwater habitats in the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo and Sumatra. Found in: Tonlé Sap
Higher classification: Leptobarbus
Family: Cyprinidae
Class: Actinopterygii
Max size: 1M (3.3ft in wild) common to see 20-24″ in ponds, much smaller in aquariums.
Diet: Omnivorous ( plant and meaty)

Golden sharks or Hoven’s Carp are a peaceful species of fish in the barb family. Does well with most any freshwater fish including Goldfish, Gamefish, Barbs, Sharks, Surface swimmers. Will scavenge aquatic environment for waste, leftover foods, and algae. Happy peaceful fish will porefer to live in colonies of other carp.

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