Fish Species

Diamond Shark

Diamond Shark - Description

The Diamond Shark is also known as the Pale Barb or Golden Belly Barb.  They are a Potamodromous fish which is defined as a migratory fish which migrates wholly within freshwater.

Popular Name: Diamond Shark
Species: Hypsibarbus wetmorei

Profile of the Diamond Shark

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Diamond Shark species.

  • Size: Can grow up to 25cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 23 - 28 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Frozen, Pellet or Flaked Food

  • Temperament: Peaceful, Good community fish

  • Habitat: Freshwater forest streams and rivers

  • Behaviour: Best kept in small groups, ideally 3 to 5

  • Range: South East Asia and Malay Peninsular

Scientific Classification of the Diamond Shark

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Hypsibarbus wetmorei

  • Popular Name: Diamond Shark

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes 

  • Family: Cyprinidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Diamond Shark

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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